In Thailand, the leaves of the kratom plant are often chewed fresh, (typically after removing the central vein). Dried leaves can also be chewed, but are usually crushed or powdered so that they can be more easily swallowed. Powdered kratom can be mixed with fruit juice, fruit puree, or applesauce to improve taste and allow it to be easily swallowed. Many people in the west prefer to use the dried kratom leaves to make a tea that is strained and then drunk. Kratom can be smoked, but is not usually advised because the amount of kratom leaf that comprises a typical dose is too much to be comfortably smoked. A paste can be extracted by boiling of fresh or dried leaves and can be saved for later use. Small pellets of this paste extract can be swallowed, or dissolved in hot water and prepared as a tea. To improve the flavor, some people mix kratom tea with black tea or other herbal teas, before it is consumed. Sugar or honey can be added to sweeten it. This information is given for educational purposes only.
We sell kratom only as an herbal specimen for legitimate research, incense, and educational and/or ornamental purposes only. Not for human consumption.