Reasons to Try Mitragyna Hirsuta

If you are a kratom fan, maybe it is time for you to try Mitragyna hirsuta. Just like its name suggests, Mitragyna hirsuta is a close relative to kratom. And it is also a species in the Mitragyna genus. Hence, it is no wonder that both Mitragyna hirsuta and kratom have many similarities. Even though M. hirsuta does not contain mitragynine, it has similar effects to kratom. That is why this herb can be a very good kratom alternative. So, whether you live in a place where kratom is not legal or you have built up a tolerance to kratom, Mitragyna hirsuta can be a great ally for you. Would you like to learn why? Well, just keep reading this post!


Properties and Effects of Mitragyna Hirsuta


Mitragyna hirsuta is the name of a tree in the Rubiaceae family and the Mitragyna genus. It is also known as Kra Thum Khok. Just like kratom, M. hirsuta also grows in Southeast Asia, and you can find it in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia or Indonesia.

Despite its name, Mitragyna hirsuta contains neither mitragynine or 7-hydroxymitragynine, which are kratom’s most potent alkaloids. Instead, the effects and properties of M. hirsuta come from an alkaloid called mitraphylline, which is also present in kratom. Mitraphylline is structurally similar to mitragynine and mitraphylline and also acts on the opioid receptors. Nonetheless, neither Mitragyna hirsuta nor M. speciosa are opioids. But other than stimulating the opioid receptors, some studies suggest that mitraphylline may also have anti-cancer properties.

The effects of Mitragyna hirsuta are:

  • Pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anxiety relief
  • Calm and relaxation
  • Energy boost
  • Antioxidant effects
  • Immune system booster

Thus, Mitragyna hirsuta may be useful to relieve pain, anxiety, fatigue, stress or insomnia. Moreover, it may also be a helpful natural ally to fight the symptoms of withdrawal. As you can notice, the effects and uses of Kra Thum Khok are very similar to the effects of kratom. That is a very important reason for kratom users to try Mitragyna hirsuta.


Why Kratom Users Should Try Mitragyna Hirsuta


Why should kratom users try Mitragyna hirsuta? Actually, there are several reasons for this. Let us explore them one by one!

  • Similar Effects: No doubt, the major reason to give Mitragyna hirsuta a try is that its effects are similar to the effects of kratom. Even though the effects of M. hirsuta, this plant may still be a great alternative for kratom users.
  • Legal status and availability: Sadly, kratom is a very controversial product. Due to its mechanism of action on the opioid receptors, kratom has sometimes been identified as an opioid and linked to some deaths. Whether these claims are true or not, they have led to a kratom ban in many parts of the world. So, if you live in a country, a state or a city where kratom is not legal, you may try Mitragyna hirsuta to achieve similar effects.
  • Fighting kratom tolerance: Many kratom users build up tolerance after ingesting kratom for a while. Whilst kratom tolerance may be due to high doses or a frequent intake, there are also other users who report tolerance very soon after they start taking kratom. Using Mitragyna hirsuta as an alternative to kratom can help you reduce the risks of tolerance. But if you are already coping with kratom tolerance, M. hirsuta can be very helpful while your body “resets” and becomes sensitive to kratom’s alkaloids again.
  • Trying a new product: Thanks to its multiple effects, kratom users swear to it. Nevertheless, there are other products that you can find equally useful. And Mitragyna hirsuta is arguably one of those products. Due to its range of effects, Kra Thum Khok is also an incredibly versatile product. And you may find it very helpful!


How to Take Mitragyna Hirsuta


The traditional way of consuming Mitragyna hirsuta is by chewing its fresh leaves. Yet, finding fresh leaves of M. hirsuta can be a very difficult task, unless you live in a jungle in Southeast Asia. Instead, you will find M. hirsuta powder made of dried leaves. Additionally, you can also find crushed leaves of M. hirsuta.

The easiest way of taking Mitragyna hirsuta is by brewing it in a tea. However, since its taste is very potent —and bitter—, you may want to mix it with fruit juice or yogurt. You can also add it to smoothies. Other users prefer to toss and wash it, which allows for a quicker onset.

What is the best Mitragyna hirsuta dosage? Whilst some users recommend doses as high as 20 grams, for many this amount is just too much. The starting dosage of Mitragyna hirsuta may be between 2 and 4 grams, or even less. This dosage should give you an energy boost and help you relieve pain. We recommend you start with low doses until you find the right dosage for you. You can also find Mitragyna hirsuta tincture or other types of extracts. If you opt for using an extract, you must use a much lower dosage.

Also, large dosages may result in side effects. Due to the sedative effects of mitraphylline, the most common side effects of Mitragyna hirsuta are sleepiness and lethargy. Moreover, high doses could result in hallucinations, respiratory issues or increased heart rate. That is why we always recommend you use low doses.