Kratom for Diabetes: Does It Really Help?

Mitragyna Speciosa is a tropical native plant of Southeast Asia. This Speciosa is commonly known as Kratom. This herb has a wide range of medical benefits. — As Kratom tea is well known for its multi benefic nature. And it is widely accepted for its analgesic and Anti-depression elements in the public domain. Many people also claim that it has also helped them with diabetes. But research is still going on to find prominent evidence that can prove kratom strains’ ability to help diabetes.

Here, we will try to figure out if you can use kratom for Diabetes? And does it really help or not?

Overview of Kratom

Kratom or Mitragyna Speciosa is an indigenous plant of Southeast Asia and is widely available in abundance in many Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Bali, Papua new Guinea, Bali etc.

Kratom is an evergreen and tall plant with big leaves which makes it easily recognizable. The leaves of kratom plant are used as herb and you can take them raw or dry them and ground into powder to use it. Kratom strains mainly divides into three groups depending upon the colour of the veins. And therefore, each strain contains different groups of benefits within it. This division is like

  • White Vein Kratom Strains.
  • Green Vein Kratom Strains.
  • Red Vein Kratom Strains.

Native people of Southeast Asia are well aware of its use and have been using it for over decades. It was generally a part of manual workers’ lifestyle. They used to take raw leaves of kratom to maintain their energy and as a pain relief.

But Western people only came to know about Kratom strains and its benefits after the 19th century. As time passed, the popularity of kratom have spread worldwide. It becomes one of the largest selling herb in the globe in current years.

Overview of Diabetes

Diabetes is a medical condition where your blood glucose or sugar levels are abnormally high. The hormone Insulin released from pancrea plays a vital role in maintaining the right sugar level in the body. It helps to convert the glucose from the food we eat into a form that can be easily absorbed by different body cells.

Diabetes occurs when pancreas releases less insulin than the normal amount or stops releasing insulin at all. It can also happen when your body is not using insulin sufficiently. As a result glucose remains in the blood rather than spreading among various cells.

This leads to many health problems like kidney damage, heart issues, eye, teeth and foot issues, nerve damage etc. There are different types of Diabetes that can be diagnosed within human body like

  • Type 1 Diabetes: It occurs when your pancreas do not release any insulin.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Occurs when your body do not use insulin efficiently.
  • Gestational Diabetes: It happens when someone is pregnant and usually resolves after delivery. But it can be a risk factor for the type 2 diabetic patients.
  • Monogenic Diabetes: Generally genetic disposition causes this.
  • Cystic fibrosis related Diabetes: As from the name we understand this condition is triggered by the development of cystic fibrosis.

How Kratom help with Diabetes?

Generally, most of the expert recommend kratom for Diabetes because it is a herbal remedy. And can be an excellent alternative to the allopathic medicines. As a herbal product kratom also do not create any negative side effects on the body like the chemical products of synthetic medication.

Also kratom strains have a number of alkaloid properties that can help you fighting with diabetes.

  • Relives Chronic Pain in Diabetes:

Many people suffering from Diabetes also face chronic pain in the body. Chronic pain increases the blood pressure levels which is harmful for the patient.

Kratom strains are great for reliving pain and FDA also approved it for the presence of analgesic properties. Kratom can work excellently in reducing pain and therefore the spike in blood pressure gradually reduces. The red strains of kratom are ideal for pain relief and some of the white strains also help in dealing with pain and calms down the body.

  • Reduces Anxiety

Anxiety triggers high release of glucose in the bloodstream and this also increases the blood pressure levels. And if you are already a diabetic then it can worsen your health as the extra glucose will stay on your blood.

Kratom strains here plays an important role by reducing the anxiety and stress levels and stops your body form releasing extra glucose in the bloodstream.

  • Suppress Your Appetite

Kratom strains are also very popular for suppressing appetite and cuts your craving for food. Diabetic patients due to some medical reasons crave for foods especially the sugary once. But it is very harmful for them and so they need stay under a strict monitoring of food intake. This suppression of eating can be very difficult for most diabetes patients.

Kratom strains are very useful in suppressing appetite naturally and kills the appetite so you will not feel any urge to eat. And you will also be able to avoid eating sugary foods happily.

  • Boosts Your Energy and Stamina

All the diabetes specialists emphasize on exercise and regular body movement for the diabetics. We get energy to do physical activity when glucose reaches to different body cells. But in case of diabetics the glucose remains in the bloodstream. Therefore they lack energy to do physical activities.

Kratom strains can be beneficial for this as it works as a natural stimulant and boosts your energy levels and elevates your stamina. Also the psychoactive properties of kratom give people euphoric effects. And they feel motivated to exercise and stay fit.


Though there are no sufficient evidence that can prove that kratom strains can help you with diabetes. It also do not creates direct effect on the reasons that causes diabetes. But it indirectly reduces different health issues that has a potential to cause Diabetes or worsen the condition. As it is yet not approved clinically for treating Diabetes you should always consult with an expert before taking it as a remedy for Diabetes.

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