Many people are still unaware of the benefits of mitragyna hirsuta for anxiety. Anxiety is a serious disease that affects millions of people. Many of these individuals are now using natural remedies to cope with these symptoms. There are plenty of herbs and botanicals that can help you relieve the symptoms of anxiety. In this article, we will explore the properties and uses of mitragyna hirsuta for anxiety. While most people are not familiar with this tree yet, its use can ease anxiety symptoms and promote relaxation.
What Is Mitragyna Hirsuta?
Mitragyna hirsuta (aka “kra thum khok”) is a tree that grows in Southeast Asia, in countries like Cambodia, Thailand or Vietnam. This tree is closely related to kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), and they both share many points in common. Both trees are in the Rubiaceae family and have similar effects, such as analgesic, euphoric, relaxing, and stimulating. However, users agree that mitragyna hirsuta’s effects are milder. You can read our article about kratom versus mitragyna hirsuta to learn more about their differences.
Just like it happens with kratom, the effects of mitragyna hirsuta come from its alkaloids. The main alkaloids found in mitragyna hirsuta are:
That means that despite its name mitragyna hirsuta doesn’t have mitragynine, kratom’s major alkaloid. Yet, its alkaloids have also potent properties.
Benefits of Mitragyna Hirsuta for Anxiety
Thanks to its relaxing and sedative properties, mitragyna hirsuta is a great natural remedy for anxiety. Its alkaloids, such as mitraphylline (which is also one of kratom’s alkaloids) act on your nervous system by binding to the opioid receptors. These receptors are activated by endogenous opioids (that is, opioids that your own body produces). After the activation, the opioid receptors produce different effects, such as analgesia, relaxation, euphoria, energy… But there are other products that can activate opioid receptors. Of course, opioids and opiates are among these products. But the alkaloids of many plants also act on the opioid receptors.
Users of mitragyna hirsuta report that this herb helps them cope with anxiety thanks to its relaxing effects. They also claim that hirsuta even promotes a state of well-being.
How to Use Mitragyna Hirsuta for Anxiety
Using the right dosage is very important when consuming mitragyna hirsuta. You will find that many sites recommend a dosage of 15 – 25 grams. However, many users agree that these doses are too high and recommend a starting dose of 4 – 5 grams. The onset ranges between 15 and 30 minutes. And the effects can last a few hours.
There are many ways of consuming mitragyna hirsuta for anxiety:
- Tea: The taste of mitragyna hirsuta is very bitter, so you may want to add a sweetener. Even so, it is the favorite method for most users.
- Capsules: Finding hirsuta capsules is not easy, but you can make your own capsules.
- Toss and wash: This method allows a faster onset, but it requires a certain level of expertise. Otherwise, it may cause gagging or choking. Therefore, if you opt for tossing and washing mitragyna hirsuta, be aware that it will require some practice.
- Smoothies: You can also add mitragyna hirsuta to smoothies, yogurts, or sauces.
Mitragyna Hirsuta Side Effects and Interactions
When used at low or moderate doses, mitragyna hirsuta is a safe product. However, it can have undesired side effects (especially if you use high doses).
These are the side effects of mitragyna hirsuta:
- Low concentration
It can also have more serious side effects, such as tachycardia or hallucinations. Therefore, it is crucial that you be cautious with the dosage.
On the other hand, you should never mix mitragyna hirsuta and anxiolytics or antidepressants. This combination could lead to dangerous side effects and serious consequences for your health.
The popularity of mitragyna hirsuta is using among kratom users. Many of these users rely on mitragyna hirsuta to cope with kratom tolerance. In some cases, they also combine kratom with mitragyna hirsuta. But is this mix safe? We don’t recommend you mix kratom and mitragyna hirsuta unless you are a kratom expert. And even so, you should always be very cautious.
More Natural Ways to Treat Anxiety
Millions of people must cope with anxiety and its symptoms every day. Conventional treatments usually include anxiolytics, which may cause dependence. But there are other treatments and tips that can help you fight the symptoms of anxiety.
Practicing meditation regularly can be very helpful. If you don’t know how to start, you can find many mindfulness exercises on the internet. There are also many relaxation exercises that can help you. You can also find breathing exercises on the internet. Breathing exercises are very useful to cope with panic attacks.
There are also other herbs that can help you cope with anxiety:
- Kava kava
- St John’s Wort
- CBD Oil
- Valerian root
If you are taking anxiolytics or antidepressants and want to stop your treatment, never do it on your own. Talk to your doctor first and ask him or how on the steps that you should take.