No evidence kratom cures coronavirus

No evidence kratom cures coronavirus

Wash your hands, stay in your house, avoid other people as much as possible. Covid-19 rates are climbing exponentially. Following these simple steps will save lives in your community.

There’s no evidence kratom is a cure for the COVID-19 strain of Coronavirus. It is completely irresponsible to suggest otherwise. Anyone experiencing symptoms should call their doctor and not rely on kratom. Kratom is not yet proven to be a cure for anything.

Most people use kratom for general wellness, as an energy boost, or as a tool to get through anxiety, depression, and/or chronic pain.

The Indonesian newspaper Pontianak Post recently published an article quoting Dr. Thamrin Usman of Tanjungpura University. Dr. Usman said that certain kratom alkaloids behave similarly to Chloroquine, a medication used to treat malaria.

Chloroquine has been misreported as an alkaloid found in kratom leaves.

Dr. Usman was giving advice to the Indonesian people regarding the outbreak of Covid-19, for which there is no cure and no vaccine. He suggested people try to boost their immunity through natural herbal supplements that grow in Indonesia. Dr. Usman said:

By looking at the chemical structure of Chloroquine molecules which contain secondary and tertiary amine compound structures, it can be considered to use kratom leaves. Because Mitragynine compounds in kratom are actually secondary and tertiary amines.

Billy Carlylse, in pointing out these false reports, writes:

There are no scientific experiments to prove kratom has alkaloids that can stop the coronavirus. While there are molecules that are similar in their atomic structure to chloroquine, as Dr. Usman was announcing, this does not mean kratom’s molecules would behave in a similar fashion in an experiment with the coronavirus.

There may be some indication that kratom is an immune booster, however not enough research exists to conclusively prove this is the case.

Many alkaloids in kratom are thought to act as immunostimulants. Here is a full list of alkaloids found in kratom. But some of these alkaloids are present in kratom leaves at less than 1%.

Anecdotally, dozens of comments both on KratomScience.com and Reddit from kratom consumers claim symptoms of common colds are alleviated faster when consuming kratom. We’ve also experienced this personally.

From r/kratom:

In summary, there is no evidence kratom fights Covid-19. Kratom should not be used in place of hand-washing, staying away from other people, and calling your doctor when you have symptoms.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Lor ozz

    They scared to actually say Kratom works n test it. Then we Kratom users would be Right….

  2. Green Party Grrrl

    There’s a reason kratom makes cold/flu symptoms better, but it’s got nothing to do with any chloroquine-like compounds.

    Like codeine & other opioids, it dries up mucus & suppresses cough as well as relieving pain which is just what the doc ordered during a respiratory infection. It can also give a nice mood/energy boost in some cases. There’s a reason codeine cough syrup is prescribed for these kinds of illnesses, and why it’s so effective. Bonus: kratom is safer as it doesn’t cause respiratory depression.

    Would be really interesting to see if it eased symptoms of milder COVID-19 cases. But yeah, advocating it as a treatment or prevention is a dangerous road that will surely get it banned.

  3. Louisa

    Few years ago, my whole family had caught the influenza b virus, except for 1 of my daughters. My whole household was super sick with influenza b, except for her. She has a strong immune system due to what I wonder??? Hmmmm ….maybe cz God protected her from getting it, cz she was practically taking care of all of us. And when I noticed that I consume kratom powder, I noticed I got better faster than the ones that don’t consume it. I’m sure kratom has many great benefits!

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