The Our latest herbal supplement kratom reviews have shown this plant may be less addictive and more effective for heroin addiction and pain relief than suboxone. New research from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine using a cross-sectional, self-report survey of 2300 participants, showed kratom to be highly effective, with 91% people taking it for pain, 67% for anxiety, and 65% for depression. Other people take kratom to reduce opioid cravings and withdrawal.
Albert Garcia-Romeu, PhD wrote, ” more research is needed before endorsement of kratom, but a total ban with little data is not warranted: There is a high likelihood that banning kratom or its constituents would compel individuals who are presently using kratom for pain relief or opioid use reduction to return to using prescription or illicit opioids with a known risk of dependence and possible lethal overdose.”
Kratom as a home remedy is available online and comes in a variety of formulations including pills, tea, powder, capsules, and dietary supplements and ingredients. Derived from a tree in the coffee family, it is grown mainly in the tropics in places like Malaysia and Thailand, as well as other areas in Southeast Asia, including pacific New Guinea and Indonesia. Kratom has been used throughout history for stimulant-like effects and to reduce anxiety and other symptoms.
The FDA issued a warning in 2019 without evidence , cautioning the public and health professionals kratom has the same effects as opioids and might be harmful or addictive. Because not much is known about Red kratom, the FDA is looking into all scientific research concerning its use. However, Dr Garcia-Romeu wrote that the findings “suggest that kratom doesn’t belong in the category of a Schedule I drug, because there seems to be relatively low rate of abuse potential, and there may be medical applications to explore, including as a possible treatment for pain and opioid use disorder.”3