How Kratom Can Help in Pain Relief May 1, 2019May 5, 2019 Carmen May Major pain: one of the traditional uses of Kratom is to treat pain. Kratom has always been sought for its immense help in relieving pain. As early as the 19th century it has been used to treat musco skeletal pain, and in fact, traditionally, its extract has been used to numb pain as if it were a local anaesthetic. Recent developments in the alternative medicine world has made patients with chronic pain reach for this herbal supplement that usually comes in powder, capsule or tea form as an alternative to their pain medicine. Experts have gone great lengths to find out how Kratom can help in relieving pain. According to their findings mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine work together in attaching themselves to the opioid receptors to influence the brain’s pain perception. Moreover, researchers found out that the proteins of these two substances: the mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine also influences the part of the brain that governs over emotion regulation. Given its immense popularity when it comes to pain relief, a growing number of individuals have been more than willing to try Kratom, and it is not just for minor aches and pains. Experts say that it is slowly becoming the choice of some patients when it comes to reducing or relieving chronic or acute pain in their body. This popularity is due to the fact that more and more pain patients are looking for alternative to opioids which can cause adverse withdrawal symptoms. Apart from pain relief, these patients also go for Kratom because after relieving pain, it promotes relaxation of the muscles and the mind. Kratom as traditional pain reliever In reality, Kratom has always been used as a pain reliever. Some sort of analgesic even during the olden days as far back as the 1800s. It has been used for pain relief by South East Asian village people who have come to rely to it in relieving pain, in bringing down fever, and even in numbing certain areas of the body as if it were an anesthesia. As a pain reliever, the herbs are either chewed fresh or brewed as tea. It is then served to the patient and acts as an analgesic. As for local pain and wounds, the fresh leaves are pounded and applied to the area to help numb it, and promote better healing. In its entry on Kratom, WikiPedia mentioned the Herb’s traditional use as a pain reliever. There they mentioned that as early as the 1800s, the plant has been utilized as a pain relieving herb. Kratom is indeed an effective herbal medicine for pain relief that has been tested in many generations. In the western world, it is now slowly being discovered and is becoming an alternative to pain medications that can cause other illnesses or really adverse withdrawal reactions.