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Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa)
Effects
by Erowid
DURATION #
Caution :   Reactions and experiences may vary dramatically from person to person. [see below]
EFFECTS LIST #
POSITIVE
  • Simultaneous stimulation & sedation
  • Feelings of empathy
  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Aphrodisiac qualities for some people
  • Vivid waking dreams
  • Useful with physical labor
  • Low doses can result in a lasting "glow" in some people, feeling better than normal the next day
  • Increases sociability and talkativeness
NEUTRAL
  • Relatively short duration
  • Change in ability to focus eyes
  • Analgesia
NEGATIVE
  • Very bitter taste
  • Dizziness, nausea and/or vomiting at higher doses
  • Mild depression during and/or after
  • Increase in (perceived) body temperature. (feel hot and sweaty)
  • Hangover similar to alcohol, including headaches and sometimes nausea (at higher doses)
  • Desire to repeat experience more frequently than intended, can lead to addiction
  • Tolerance building quickly after a few days in a row of repeated use, tolerance to effects reduces with a one to three days of abstinence
DESCRIPTION #
The effects of Mitragyna speciosa are described as being a combination of both stimulation and sedation. The stimulatory effects may be shorter in duration than the sedation effect, coming on faster and fading sooner.
CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
Erowid's effects information is a summary of data gathered from users, research, and other resources. This information is intended to describe the range of effects people report experiencing. Effects may vary dramatically from one person to another or one experience to another based on a variety of factors such as body chemistry, age, gender, physical health, dose, form of material, etc.