Benefits of Smoking Kratom

In recent years you have probably heard about Kratom, but you may still not know what it is and what it is used for. Mitragyna speciose, also known as Kratom, is a tropical evergreen tree from the coffee family. It is native to Southeast Asia and indigenous to Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Since the early 19th century at least, it has been used in various traditional medicinal practices. Since it has stimulant effects, nowadays it is mostly used by workers in laborious and monotonous professions who must stave off exhaustion. In addition, it is a mood enhancer and a painkiller.

Kratom has different benefits and it can be argued that it can be useful for a wide variety of people. Similar to therapeutic drugs and (in)famous drug-like items, it can be smoked and it is one of the most popular yet controversial ways of intake. In this article, we will explore the benefits of smoking this plant and tell you why you might be inclined to try it. To learn more, make sure to visit

Smoking Kratom


Kratom powder is a much more popular way of taking the plant, as it can be used in various ways. Smoking on the other hand is often looked down upon because many are related to some illegal drugs. Therefore, customers are much more willing to buy powder products.

While smoking is less efficient than powder use, it is a great way to treat addictions and habits of using other, more serious smoking substances that harm the body. The Kratom leaf is easy to burn, making it more than a viable option for smoking. However, considering how dominant powder use is, there is not enough data on how much smoking works. Despite the lack of knowledge in the West, people of Southeast Asia have been smoking Kratom leaves for decades.

What they know from their long experience of smoking Kratom is that it is much less powerful than powder because most of the ingredients burn up quickly, like they do in the smoking of most other substances. Considering this fact, a higher dosage is needed for the Kratom to be effective. To get the equivalent of an average oral powder dose, there should be between 20 and 25 grams of leaves. Depending on the user’s health and body shape, this may further vary. As the power of the plant is lost in the burning process, one needs more of it to get the effects and results.

Although it is possible to smoke Kratom powder, the same problem is present since more of it is needed to feel its benefits. The powder will also burn away rather quickly and you will need more of it to feel the same effect you would from taking it orally.


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1. Addiction Treatment

As mentioned earlier, one of the most important benefits of smoking the leaves of this plant is how it helps addictions and abuse of other substances. There are no major side effects and it is next to impossible to develop an addiction to Kratom, as one would to Marijuana for example. Therefore, it someone is looking to break a bad habit, switching to Kratom is a great way to keep doing virtually the same thing while escaping the detrimental effects of other illegal and controlled plants and drugs. All in all, Kratom is a much safer and healthier replacement for anything else that is smoked, be it drugs or regular tobacco cigarettes.

2. Lack of Addictive Chemicals

Kratom does not develop an addiction in users because it lacks the chemicals that tend to build up dependencies. On the contrary, this plant provides a soothing effect on the mind and body as it is completely natural. While it could be argued that the ingredients influence the receptors of the body the same way as some opioids, there is far less risk involved and therefore no addictions nor health problems.

3. Treatment of Various Issues

There are different types of Kratom plants, but all of them are famous in Southeast Asian cultures for their amazing abilities to reduce both physical and emotional pain. They have been also used as mood enhancers and confidence booster by anyone who is feeling down. Common problems like joint pains and stiff movements are often treated with Kratom too. If higher doses are used, Kratom is an effective tool in fighting chronic anxiety and depression, and it can even work as an effective natural aphrodisiac that lacks all of the dangerous and annoying side effects of medication and other artificial libido supplements.

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Potential Issues

Like most things, Kratom leaves and powder for smoking are not without their bad sides. For one, storing large amounts of it can be troublesome, and you need large amounts if you mean to regularly use it because of how much smoking requires. What is more, there are plenty of low-tier products out there, so finding the right one can be challenging. Some manufacturers mix low-grade Kratom with light amounts of top-quality plants, a practice you should try to avoid. Furthermore, if you live in a country or region that is not so open to the ideas of smoking plants, you might end up in legal trouble since some people may think you are consuming something else. An obvious negative side for beginners is the lack of definite information on how much to use. It seems that it greatly depends on the person and their limits, as well as their body constitution and health history. In case of respiratory conditions, you should definitely smoke Kratom, but this is true for any kind of inhaling no matter the plant or substance.

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Final Thoughts

While smoking Kratom is not the most efficient way of consuming it, and although most experienced people think it is not worth it, there are many who like the general practice of smoking either because they used to smoke something else, or because they find it convenient and interesting. For breaking other addictions it is more than useful. In summation, it is up to each individual and what they enjoy doing whether or not they will like smoking Kratom leaves or powder.