The root of this “sunny” flower is rich with nutrients that promote healthy digestion and bone mineralization, along with a multitude of other wellness inducing benefits. Not only is it an excellent source of many various minerals and vitamins, including Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin A and K, some of which have been clinically demonstrated to prevent bone loss, and assist their growth, but also the inulin fiber it contains nurtures the beneficial gut microbiome facilitating improved nutrient absorption and increasing their bioavailability. In addition, polyphenols and other antioxidants found in Dandelion may provide prophylactic health benefits like reduced inflammation, insulin resistance, and even risk of some cancers. The tea made from the root is also a stimulant-free mild diuretic, hence its reported usefulness for detoxification during a hangover, or constipation. It may also potentiate the effects of Mitragynine, making the effects stronger and last longer, as the powder inhibits CYP450 3A4 liver enzyme, which is implicated in Kratom’s metabolism. Use caution: inhibition of liver enzymes can also increase the risk of Kratom’s potential hepatotoxicity! DO NOT USE for potentiation if recovering from an opioid dependency, or suffering from cirrhosis!
Where Wild Kratom Comes From
A kratom tree takes on average 7-10 years to produce the most mature and rich-in-alkaloid leaves. There are still active alkaloids in the leaves before this time period however to a lesser extent. What differentiates wild kratom to farmed kratom, (harvested from a kratom plantation) is the consistency of it’s alkaloid makeup.