There are a few popular methods of using powdered leaf, but the most common are “toss and wash“, mixing with food, and preparation as a tea. The following is a guide to help users discover their favorite way to enjoy kratom:

 

“Toss and wash” is basically just spooning the powder into your mouth and washing it down with a liquid.
This is the most “difficult” method but likely gives the strongest effects. The powder is incredibly dry and will stick to your mouth and throat, causing many to gag or cough “blow” the dry powder out of their mouth. If using this method of consumption, it is best to spoon small amounts at a time.

 

 Kratom can also be mixed into a food.

ice cream and coffee prepOur favorites recipes include mixing with apple sauce or ice cream!

Other good suggestions include mixing with chocolate almond milk or chocolate protein powder.

Keep in mind that kratom has a strong flavor and may not mix well in certain foods. Also, you will not reduce the efficacy of kratom if you take it with small amounts of food or any of our recommended recipes.


User Food Recipes (If you have a favorite recipe, feel free to send it to us to post!)

  • Reddit User nicolio8699:
    1/2 c vanilla yogurt (I used light & fit, but Greek would most likely be better because of its thicker consistency)
    1/4 c. lemon juice
    1 TBSP of powdered bali

 

Kratom tea
Kratom tea

 Lastly, preparation as a tea is convenient and effective. 
It is important to note that only powdered leaf should be used to make tea. Extracts should not be used.

Start by measuring out between 1 teaspoon of powdered leaf. Using an extract is not recommended, as the hot water may break down some of the alkaloids, there’s no added benefit, and it’s more expensive. Boil 2-4 cups of water. The more water you use, the less strong the flavor, but as long as you drink it all the effects will be exactly the same.

Put the kratom powder into a large cup or container with a pour lip, and pour the boiling water on top. Stir until it is thoroughly mixed. Be sure there aren’t any clumps of dry powder. I highly recommend adding sugar, artificial sweeter, or honey (honey works the best to cut the bitterness), and stir. If using artificial sweetener, 2 packets is a good starting amount. Let sit until cool (at least 15 minutes), stirring occasionally.

Once cooled, allow the powder to settle to the bottom. Pour the tea into a drinking cup, and enjoy! At this point you can add more sweetener to taste, or add water or ice cubes to dilute the flavor. As long as you drink all of the liquid, the effects will be the same.


User Tea Recipes (If you have a favorite recipe, feel free to send it to us to post!)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 spearmint teabag
  • 1 chamomile teabag
  • 2 teaspoons kratom
  • sugar, honey or artificial sweetener to taste
  • 1 teapot (I use something like this)

Double/triple/etc. the quantities to make a bigger batch.

Instructions

  1. Boil water in a kettle.
  2. Put both teabags and kratom in the teapot and pour boiling water over top.
  3. Let it steep for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Remove teabags.
  5. Put teapot in fridge and let it sit overnight. Kratom will settle to the bottom.
  6. In the morning, slowly pour the tea into a glass. Be sure to stop pouring once you notice the plant matter is about to come out of the spout. There will be a layer of kratom sludge left in the teapot—just dump it down the sink.
  7. Sweeten tea and drink! (I like to use two packets of Sweet’N Low.)

 


 

This Post Has 152 Comments

  1. For my sister and I couple tea spoons and a large sip of coffee ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. 30 min later pain back under control and (depending on the strain) my anxiety is under control as well as her depression and low energy.

  2. I toss dry powder and wash it down with not super hot, but hot coffee. It cuts the bitter into the coffee, its over quick and it hits me fast. Kratom and morning coffee start my day.

    1. I also add miralax to my coffee because it’s tasteless, and a stool Softener like Ducolax so I don’t have plumbing issues ( literally and figuratively )

  3. I can’t imagine eating a can of peaches for every 4 hour dosing for people with chronic pain that robs them of sleep like me.
    I cap it and have been using Kratom for over 4 years now. Getting off the oxy opiods was easy because they just stopped working and I wondered if the pharmacy was swapping them out for sugar pills.
    I have to dose starting at 7pm, 11pm, 3am, 7am in what is a real battle for sleep.
    I take a powder laxative and dump logs that plug the toilet if I don’t flush half way through the drop.
    My dosing has climbed to 15 caps 000 size and washed down with lemon water, it’s like having a rock caught up half way down.
    So I swallow the caps with water and then drink some lemon water which doesn’t cause the GERD.
    Looks like I am in for a lot of trouble if I can’t find a solution for my pain.

    1. Hey there, I am in the same situation prescribed Methadone back when they still made the 40mg disk. 2004 till about 4 months ago I legally and RESPONSIBLY took my meds. I never even had to be bumped up because my Dr. and me worked as a team and found the perfect dosage for me. Not that the Food and Dead administration gives a fk. but I was on the same dose for 10 years It worked. I’m not like all the dumbed down people who claim to hate opiates and opioids. When taken by responsible people who are not scamming liers the meds work. It’s another right being taken away from true and real people. Now over 20 million people are suffering over the few who have killed themselves on it. So now I am doing this kratom journal crap and have tried 4 types. I am on my 2nd month and nothing. I did pass out once but I think it was because I cried two days straight and was extremely worn out from the pain suffering and the stress of trying to find a doctor that no longer exists. Looking at my journals the maeng da I think was the one that put me out. For a few hours. My legs were running in the bed, the pain that was nerver there before. Bali is the another I am trying to make work. But so far nothing from any. Oh 1 he pain relief from menstrual cramps. That came right back. This is not right what is happening to millions. Not a few thousand . What the gov is doing now will kill more than anyone knows. National pain association has a form on the website for people to fill out and is being used to show real statistics. On the truth of the matter.

  4. Mixing kratom with food will definitely reduce the efficacy of kratom. The onset will be nearly twice as long and it will take about %30-%50 more for the same effects. Please fix this in the article

  5. You can always make a gel capsule out of kratom. Thats one of the the best choice for you.

  6. Hi! Why don’t you put kratom into gel capsules, available at health food stores? Just wondering why this isn’t mentioned as a form of ingesting?
    Thanks!

    1. Anne, the amount of powdered kratom needed to fill enough capsules is rather high. It would likely be a lot of pills to fill and swallow, so it has never been a preferred method.

  7. I have been using Opioids for years because of a severe lower back injury. every three days I would not take them and allow my body to recover this minimized the addiction. then I started using Kratom. Three teaspoons a day work as well as four 7.5mg of codeine but they both cause constipation and I found a solution for Kratom (less effective for Codeine).

    !5 minutes are so before taking Kratom eat a can of peaches, I like ones either packed in natural juices or water. The end effect is you will maintain regular bowel movements using this method. Wait a few hours before eating a heavy meal.

    1. Magnesium supplements tend to work really well to combat constipation.

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