Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree in the Rubiaceae family from South East Asia, native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Over the last decade or so, kratom has wildly gained in popularity in the United States, one such antidote is to help with anxiety.
Although some evidence suggests that certain strains of kratom can help alleviate these symptoms, more research is needed.
Kratom’s been found by its users to benefit many ailments including pain relief and opioid addiction. Kratom, however, has also been known to help anxiety. We will cover some of the better strains for anxiety.
Borneo Strain for Anxiety
Borneo as a whole is known for its high content of anti-anxiety alkaloids. Even white Borneo provides good relief for stress and anxiety.
Bali Strain for Anxiety
Bali is the most well rounded Kratom strain. It’s not necessarily great at one thing but it is above average at everything. The red and green varieties are believed to greatly reduce stress and anxiety.
Maylay Strain for Anxiety
The alkaloids found in Malay Kratom reduce anxiety, cause euphoria and are rich in mood-boosting properties.
Kratom is not technically an opioid, but its effects are similar to those of opioids, such as morphine or codeine. The active ingredient in kratom is called mitragynine. Mitragynine binds to opioid receptors in the brain, relieving pain.
If you suffer from anxiety, kratom will help soothe your nerves and calm you down. It’s a psychostimulant as it releases endorphins and serotonin which enhance your overall mood.
It will calm down your mind so you have less anxious thoughts. And its calming effect eases tension which greatly helps with social anxiety, making you feel more confident and sociable.
These are just a few strains that can help you fight anxiety. We will continue to update this list as we find more evidence from our users.