Used by some as a legal high, for relief of chronic pain, or to ease the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, Kratom is readily available over the Internet in capsule or powdered form. It is derived from a tropical tree from the coffee family called Mytragyna speciosa, which indigenous to Southeast Asia.
Farm workers in the East have been chewing the fresh leaves for centuries or drinking it as a tea to keep them going throughout the day. It is becoming increasingly popular in the west for both therapeutic and recreational purposes. While Kratom is not itself an opioid, it binds to the same receptors in the brain.
What follows is a list of five popular Amazon books about Kratom. These books should not be used as a substitute for medical advice. The reader is advised to consult a physician before consuming the drug for fun or treatment of symptoms.
- Kratom: Everything You Need To Know To Harness The Power of This Potent Plant, by Get Ahead (2015), 36 pages. This concise guide goes into the history, legality, cultivation and use of Kratom. A quick, easy read and highly informative.
- Kratom Potent Plant: Relieve Anxiety, Boost Energy Levels, Enhance Sex!!!, by Thomas Longe (2015), 34 pages. Another short, general read, this title contains details about the different strains, such as UEI Kratom, and recommended dosages.
- Kratom: Kratom for Beginners, Beginners Guide to Understanding Kratom, Michael Kratom (2015), 40 pages. Kratom’s book begins with the history of Kratom usage, followed by by descriptions of scientific studies and usage guidelines.
- Kratom : The Bible – From the Heavens: Quitting Pain Pills & Opiates with this Divine Leaf!, Dr. Kratom (2015), 35 pages. Written by reformed addicts for addicts wishing to reform, Kratom: the Bible contains first-hand accounts from people who have been addicted to pills. This book might also benefit those who are suffering from chronic pain and do not want to become addicted to conventional painkillers.
- Using Kratom for Chronic Pain and Restless Legs Syndrome, Mary Leonhardt (2014), 35 pages. This is the author’s personal account of her struggle with with restless legs and chronic pain. Driven to Kratom after traditional pharmaceuticals failed, she describes how she got her life back using the powdered leaf.