What do I do with kratom leaves?

Traditionally, the fresh or dried leaves of kratom are chewed or brewed into tea. When making tea, lemon juice is often added to facilitate the extraction of plant alkaloids; before drinking, sugar or honey may be added to mask the bitter taste of the brew. The dried leaves are occasionally smoked.

How do you make tea from crushed leaves?


  1. Heat water using the hot water kettle or saucepan, but do not allow the water to boil.
  2. Fill the tea bag and add to the teapot with your dose of Kratom crushed leaf.
  3. Add water to the pot or press.
  4. Remove the teabag or strain tea into a cup and stir in the apple cider vinegar and your choice of sweetener.

How do you chew kratom leaves?

METHOD OF CONSUMPTION AND ONSET AND DURATION OF ADDICTION 90% of kratom use is by chewing the fresh leaf or by grinding the dried leaf. This can then be eaten without further preparation or after having been placed into warm water. Some people also grind the fresh kratom leaf.

How do you use dried kratom?

People typically use kratom by swallowing raw plant matter in capsule or powder form, mixing kratom powder into food or drinks, brewing the leaves as a tea, or taking liquid kratom extract.

How many kratom leaves a day?

A common route of administration is by chewing the fresh leaves at a dosage of normally 10 to 30 leaves per day. Kratom can be ingested as crushed dried leaves by taking powder, drinking as a tea or by smoking the leaves or the extract [71].

What is Kratom tea?

Kratom tea is made from kratom leaves that are steeped in boiling water. It has a stimulant or opioid-like effect on the body, depending on the dosage. Though it’s legal in the United States, the DEA considers kratom a drug of concern due to its potential to lead to abuse, addiction, and even death.

Can you eat raw kratom leaves?

A typical dose of kratom consists of three to five grams, suggesting over 15 million users in the U.S. In Southeast Asia, people have safely consumed kratom by chewing the leaves or brewing them into tea for centuries.

What does kratom do to the liver?

Hepatotoxicity. Chronic use of kratom recreationally has been associated with rare instances of acute liver injury. The onset of injury is usually within 1 to 8 weeks of starting regular use of kratom powder or tablets, with symptoms of fatigue, nausea, pruritus and dark urine followed by jaundice.

Is kratom good for the heart?

Despite the lack of related studies using a rigorous methodology, our findings suggest that chronic, regular kratom consumption may affect the cardiac rhythm and be associated with a risk of myocardial ischemia.