Once the realm of specialists and health food enthusiasts, superherbs have soared in popularity in recent years. Today, consumers who would never have considered alternative wellness sources in the past are now researching the powerful healing properties of herbs. Herbs previously unheard of through mainstream channels have new-found fame as their benefits spread far and wide. One of these is kratom, which, when used as an incense, can provide therapeutic support. Here’s a closer look at its benefits.
The most common use for kratom incense is to help achieve a full night’s sleep. Unlike other sleeping aids, it allows you to fall asleep soundly yet wake the next day alert and well-rested, not sluggish or tired still. Red vein kratom is the most potent variant; it helps to relax your muscles and can alleviate feelings of depression too.
Best known today for its sedative powers, kratom has traditionally held favor with Thai laborers, fishers and manual workers because it gave them much-needed energy ahead of a grueling day at work. The key is to keep the quantity you use low as the more you use, the higher the alkaloid content and the more your results will deviate depending on the strain, or “color.” Find your tolerance by starting small and building up until you find a volume that suits you. You could also try different strains of the plant to see which color is most successful for you.
Specific strains of kratom are better at supporting pain relief than others, but it’s also important to remember that some have a more soporific effect depending on their alkaloid strength. Many people burn one type during the day — something like red maeng, renowned for providing fast pain relief and an energy boost — and a different type in the evening to help them sleep better.
If you’re tired of feeling run down and in low spirits, try kratom and see the benefits for yourself.