Common Name: Kra Thum Khok
Scientific Name: (Mitragyna hirsuta)
Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Description: Mitragyna hirsuta is a tall tree native to Southeast Asia and found in parts of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. It’s closely related to Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) and the leaves have similar paradoxical effects: both stimulating and sedative at the same time.
Ethnobotanical History: In Thailand it’s called Kra Thum Khok and the leaves are chewed, sometimes together with betel nuts (Areca catechu), or brewed with hot water. Kra Thum Khok has been traditionally used in Thai folk medicine for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diarrheal properties.
However, there is relatively little scientific research on Kra Thum Khok compared to Kratom, and as such, the information available on this plant is limited. Some studies suggest that Kra Thum Khok may have potential as an alternative to Kratom due to its similar effects, but without the potential for dependence and addiction associated with Kratom.
Other studies have looked at the chemical constituents of Kra Thum Khok and found that it contains several alkaloids, including mitraphylline and isomitraphylline, which are also found in Kratom. These alkaloids may be responsible for some of the plant's therapeutic effects.
Overall, while Kra Thum Khok shows promise as a natural remedy for certain conditions, more research is needed to fully understand its potential benefits and risks. As with any natural remedy, it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before using it for any therapeutic purposes.
Usage: Make a tea with 5 to 20 gram (experienced users may use up to 25 gram) by pouring boiling water over the herb in a saucepan, simmering for 30 minutes, straining and serving. Drink slowly over 30 minutes. You can also toss and wash.
Warning: Consult your doctor before using this herbal remedy.
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