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How to Turn Your Health Challenge Into a Source of Income

Today I blogged about something kratom has helped many realize -- that modern Pharma meds only treat symptoms; they don't address the cause, which they know but pretend they don't. As a result, we get sicker.

Growing kratom or selling the imported kratom is a palliative, but it's not the whole answer. I want the best health possible, so I've dug in the medical literature for answers.

At the end of the blog there's a blockbuster video on why our government favors the pharma solutions and opposes kratom, while the dark forces of the narcotic industry provide a secret funding source for the CIA. It's long, but it's very enlightening on what we're up against.

See today's blog at https://tinyurl.com/cknnqps

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A Year of Kratom in the Garden...

Craig Strickland's kratom grow video. April 2020. Enjoy.  



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How kratom can help with Corona Virus?

How kratom can help with Corona Virus?

As you are aware the deadly Corona Virus (COVID-19) is currently working its way thought the world and the United States is no exception.

Our team at Kratomleaf.us would like to help those that might be effected by the Corona Virus. So we figured we would share some knowledge to other American kratom growers and our customers.  When the natives in South East Asia are sick with a cold and have a sore throat they will go out in the fields and pick some Fresh Kratom Leaf off of the trees. Placing some sugar in the center and then chew on the leaf. When they chew the leaf the sugar mixes with the Fresh Kratom Leaf and becomes sort of like a tasty paste. This paste will retain its sweet taste all the way through. This helps relieve sore your throat and makes the day much more bearable. Below we have written a guide to show you how. 

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Instructions

Step 1: Pick your Fresh Kratom Leaf off of your tree. Any leaf will do but we recommend using larger leaves as they are easier to work with.

Step 2: Add sugar to the center of your Kratom Leaf

Step 3: Roll up your Fresh Kratom Leaf and enjoy!

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Quick question 🙃

Are red palm weevils a threat to Kratom trees? We acquired a few from a chip drop and they are causing a bit of worry. Anyone have any luck eradicating them?

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SPRINGTIME

At last. Greenhouse can be cleaned out here, clones hardened off, and the young trees finally planted. 

Nice site for the trees. Breezy and tropical, just like home (not really).

Peat moss, shredded palmetto stems, perlite, and a 1" thick Black Cow composted manure top dressing.

FREE Coffee grounds from my local Starbucks shop... for the trees. Great bug repellent. Breaks down into rich fertilizer. 

  The 'mistakes' and the 'losers' can be composted and recycled as well.

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Happiness in other areas of the homestead...

Collards, fennel, yellow pepper?

Vietnamese Kratom plant

Lots of broccoli, so why not allow some to bloom for the bees, and seeds.
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Survery of Adult Kratom Users in the U.S. from Johns Hopkins

Natural Herb Kratom May Have Therapeutic Effects And Relatively Low Potential For Abuse Or Harm, According To A User Survey

02/03/2020

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Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using results of a survey of more than 2,700 self-reported users of the herbal supplement kratom, sold online and in smoke shops around the U.S., Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that the psychoactive compound somewhat similar to opioids likely has a lower rate of harm than prescription opioids for treating pain, anxiety, depression and addiction.

In a report on the findings, published in the Feb. 3 issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the researchers caution that while self-reporting surveys aren’t always entirely reliable, they confirmed that kratom is not regulated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and that scientific studies have not been done to formally establish safety and benefits. They say that U.S. drug agencies should seek to study and regulate rather than ban kratom sales outright because of its seemingly safe therapeutic potential, and as a possible alternative to opioid use.

The American Kratom Association (AKA), a consumer advocacy group, estimates that 10-16 million people in the U.S. regularly use kratom by either eating its ground leaves in food or brewing them in tea. Kratom is a tropical plant related to coffee trees, and grown mainly in Southeast Asia. It contains a chemical called mitragynine, an alkaloid that acts on the brain opiate receptors and alters mood. In Asia, where use has long been widespread, people use it in small doses as an energy and mood booster, similar to coffee use in the West. They use larger amounts for pain, or recreationally like beer and wine.

Kratom Leaves (left)  Young kratom trees in Indonesia (right)
Credit: American Kratom Association 

Kratom products are unregulated and nonstandardized, and reports — although sparse — have linked its use to hallucinations, seizures and liver damage, when combined with alcohol or other drugs. In 2016, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) proposed banning commercial sale and use, and the FDA has advised categorizing it as a Schedule I drug, meaning it has no proven medical application and has a high risk of abuse. These agencies were met with public and supplement industry pushback, and no action was taken. A salmonella contamination outbreak in 2018 among users increased concerns.

However, says Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D., instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the new survey findings “suggest that kratom doesn’t belong in the category of a Schedule I drug, because there seems to be relatively low rate of abuse potential, and there may be medical applications to explore, including as a possible treatment for pain and opioid use disorder.”

“There has been a bit of fearmongering,” he adds, “because kratom is opioidlike, and because of the toll of our current opioid epidemic.”

A 2015 study in Thailand that reported that people in Asia have been using kratom successfully to treat opioid addiction for decades renewed interest among researchers in the U.S.

For the current survey, Garcia-Romeu says, he and his team enrolled 2,798 people to complete an online survey on their use of kratom. They recruited participants online and through social media, as well as through the AKA. Overall, users were mostly white, educated and middle-aged. Some 61% of users were women, and 90% were white. About 6% reported being multiracial, 1.5% reported being Native American or Hawaiian, 0.5% reported being Asian and 0.4% said they were African American. Participants were an average age of 40. About 84% of participants reported having at least some college education.

Of these participants, 91% reported taking kratom to alleviate pain on average a couple times a day for back, shoulder and knee pain, 67% for anxiety and 65% for depression. About 41% of survey responders said they took kratom to treat opioid withdrawal, and of those people who took it for opioid withdrawal, 35% reported going more than a year without taking prescription opioids or heroin.

As part of the survey, participants completed a Substance Use Disorder Symptom checklist to assess whether their use qualified as a substance use disorder according to the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition guidelines. Fewer than 3% of responses met the criteria for moderate or severe substance use disorder for abusing kratom, but about 13% met some criteria for kratom-related substance use disorder. This is comparable to about 8%–12% of people prescribed opioid medications who became dependent, according to statistics from the U.S. National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA).

“Both prescription and illicit opioids carry the risk of lethal overdose as evidenced by the more than 47,000 opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2017,” says Garcia-Romeu. “Notably there’s been fewer than 100 kratom-related deaths reported in a comparable period, and most of these involved mixing with other drugs or in combination with preexisting health conditions.”

A third of the survey participants reported having mild unpleasant side effects from kratom, such as constipation, upset stomach or lethargy, which mostly resolved within a day. Only 1.9% reported that side effects were severe enough for them to seek medical treatment, such as feeling withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, depression or insomnia when the kratom wore off. Fewer than 10% of participants reported notable kratom-related withdrawal symptoms.

“Although our findings show kratom to be relatively safe according to these self-reports, unregulated medicinal supplements raise concerns with respect to contamination or higher doses of the active chemicals, which could increase negative side effects and harmful responses,” says Garcia-Romeu. “This is why we advocate for the FDA to regulate kratom, which would require testing for impurities and maintaining safe levels of the active chemicals. Otherwise, unregulated products run the risk of unsafe additives and dosing problems, which could be like getting a shot of grain alcohol when you were trying to order a beer.”

Garcia-Romeu adds that data is scant on whether one can overdose on kratom alone, or how it interacts with alcohol or other drugs. The researchers also say rigorous clinical research needs to be done to test kratom for its potential therapeutic benefits, for behavioral intoxication effects and adverse side effects to further help inform government policy and regulation. They also suggest that people err on the side of caution and not mix kratom with any other drugs or medications, and to always talk with their health care provider before taking any supplement.

Aside from Garcia-Romeu, authors on the study include David Cox, Kelly Dunn and Roland Griffiths of Johns Hopkins and Kirsten Smith of NIDA.

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Spent the other day harvesting Kratom leaf from our American Kratom nursery to get prepared for the colder weather. How are you handling the cold?

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Kratom and Coronavirus disease? (COVID-19)


Has anyone on here been affected by Corona virus? And would you consider taking kratom for the corona virus? 

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Interview with Mac Haddow

Wanted to share my newest podcast interview with Mac Haddow. Man that guy hates the FDA lol...glad he's on our side.


Heres the link to Apple Podcasts

Wade Harman http://bit.ly/botanicalresistance
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Aeroponics!

Looking for any tips and advice for rooting kratom with aeroponics! Looking to fill up our cloner box and figured I'd ask some advice first, as well as best time of year to take cuttings! I thank you in advance 🙃

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Picking kratom see pods out of kratom trees using pvc

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Mississippi legislators

Kratom users can also call key Mississippi legislators at the following numbers to explain how Kratom has benefited their life. It is of the upmost importance to be respectful when calling though. Sen. Brice Wiggins (601)359-3237, Sen. Joey Fillingane (601)359-3221, Sen. Dennis DeBar (601)359-3221, Sen. Joseph Thomas (601)359-2395, Sen. Jeremy England (601)359-2224, Sen. Benjamin Suber (601)359-3229, Sen. Chris McDaniel (601)359-4088, Sen. Angela Hill (601)359-3237, Sen. Tyler McCaughn (601)359-3935, Sen. Barbara Blackmon (601)359-3237, Sen. Daniel Sparks (601)359-3229, Sen. Derrick Simmons (601)359-2224, Sen. Angela Turner-Ford, (601)359-3237, Sen. Sampson Jackson (601)359-3232, Sen. Michael Thompson (601)359-2220, Rep. Rob Roberson (601)359-9465 Rep. Oscar Denton (601)359-2438, Rep. William Andrews (601)359-3360, Rep. Alyce Clarke (601)359-3235, Rep. Samuel Creekmore (601)359-3360, Rep. Hester McCray (601)359-3360, Rep. Becky Currie (601)359-3728, Rep. Jay McKnight (601)359-3360, Rep. Joey Hood (601)359-3321, Rep. Abe Hudson (601)359-3360, Rep. Joel Bomgar (601)359-9485, Rep. Brent Anderson (601)359-3360, Rep. Jill Ford (601)359-3360, Rep. Dan Criswell (601)359-2861, Rep. Rickey Thompson (601)359-3360, Sen. David Jordan (601)359-2244, Sen. Chris Johnson (601)359-4088, Sen. Sarita Simmons (601)359-3237, Sen. Sollie Norwood (601)359-3232, Sen. Joel Carter (601)359-2395, Sen. Melanie Sojourner (601)359-2886, Sen. Joseph Thomas (601)359-2395, Sen. Chris McDaniel (601)359-4088. Sen. Gary Jackson (601)359-4089, Sen. Kathy Chism (601)359-4088, Sen. Daniel Sparks (601)359-3229

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Kratom growth in Georgia....

Craig Strickland s YouTube channel on Kratom. 

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Fertilizing a Kratom Tree!

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Has anyone ever moved a mature Kratom tree successfully?

Just sitting here wondering how kratom trees handle moves and how people go about doing that. If anyone has any stories on moving trees, successful or not, I would love to know of any and all experience with this.

 

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So how do y'all go about pruning your Kratom Trees?

Ours are getting gorgeously tall, but I'd like them a bit bushier if possible. Anyone prune their trees? I know pruning holds a ton of benefit, I'm just always too darn nervous too 🙃

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Look at this little cutie catching some rest under a mature American Kratom Tree

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Identify this plant

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Your thoughts

We have been talking amongst ourselves about opening the app up to be a whole plant based medicine and food resource. 

There are many great plants other than kratom I'd like to share and learn about from everyone here, but before I start making changes I wanted to see what you think?

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Help!

Didn't know who else to ask! I just took some mulberry cuttings from my grandparents tree. Since a bit too late (way too dark where we live) to mix soil and prep pots now, should I put the cuttings in water overnight? Or stick them in what is left in my soil bucket with or without hormone? What should I do to keep them healthy until I can properly plant them. Also should I use rooting hormone on them when I do plant them? I keep hearing mixed views on hormone, like it can actually keep it from rooting. I'm not sure! These cuttings are very special to me as my grandparents have passed a few years ago, any and all help is more than appreciated! Will take pics as soon as we get home ❤️ 

All of the cuttings I have taken previously rooted and are all happy, but I planted those as soon as we got back home. These babies are going to have to wait unfortunately 😔 I've gotten cuttings in the mail and they were fine and they were just short pieces of stick essentially lol, I don't know why I'm over thinking this!

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Caribbean Plants and Produce

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Working on planting Mitragyna Hirsuta

Youtube Video

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Pig playing around kratom trees

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