Can You Use Kratom for kidney stones?

Can You Use Kratom for kidney stones?

Kidney Stone and Kratom

Kidney stones (which are also called urolithiasis, nephrolithiasis, or renal calculi) are the term used for the deposition of minerals and salts inside of the kidneys. There are several causes of kidney stones such as medications, certain supplements, medical conditions, and excessive body weight. A diet that is excessively rich in minerals and salts can also cause kidney stones. From kidneys to the bladder, kidney stones can affect any part of the urinary tract. The formation of stonesusually results from the sticking together of minerals when the urine becomes concentrated.

In ordinary conditions, stones cause no permanent damage. They can be passed out from the body by drinking excess water and taking pain medications. However, the passing of kidney stones can be quite painful. Sometimes the kidney stones become lodged in the urinary tract which can lead to a urinary infection or cause complications. In these situations, surgery is compulsory to remove kidney stones.

Some major signs and symptoms of Kidney stones are as follows:

  • Severe and sharp pain
  • Radiating pain to the lower abdomen and groin
  • Fluctuating pain
  • Pain with burning sensation during urinating.

People use different treatments to get relief from kidney stone pain such as pain-relieving drugs, opiates, or painkiller pills. All of these treatments have some sorts of side effects. For example, opiates which can produce analgesic effects can develop their dependence in the body as well. Some people even develop an addiction to pain-relieving drugs after using them for a long period.

In this situation, Kratom can be a potential natural treatment for the pain caused by kidney stones. Although it is not a medically accepted treatment of kidney stone, Kratom has strong pain-relieving properties, according to the research studies.

But how does Kratom work for kidney stone pain?

How does Kratom work for Kidney Stone?

Before discussing the working of Kratom in the alleviation of kidney stone pain, it is important to mention here that Kratom does not play any role in the passing of kidney stones from the body. So, you can only take it to alleviate the pain caused by kidney stones.

Kratom (especially leaves) is rich in several active alkaloids. According to a scientific study, Kratom contains almost 20 different alkaloids among which 2 are most important. These 2 alkaloids are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. These active alkaloids interact with the opioid receptors responsible for pain regulation in the brain. After binding with these receptors, both Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine produce pain-relieving effects in the body due to which Kratom provides relief from the pain caused by Kidney stones. The pain-relieving properties of Kratom are so strong that Kratom is 13 times more potent than morphine.

So, an appropriate dosage of Kratom can provide relief from the radiating pain caused by Kidney stones. However, you should always avoid a high dosage of Kratom because it can cause cognition impairment and strong sedative effects.

Apart from providing pain relief, there are many other health benefits of using Kratom for Kidney stones such as:

  • Alleviates nausea and vomiting caused by Kidney stones
  • Produces relaxing effects in the body
  • Alleviates anxiety and stress
  • Provides relief from muscle aches and cramps
  • Increases the body energy levels

How to Take Kratom for Kidney Stones

The best method of taking Kratom is by making powder of its leaves after drying. Kratom is a native plant to Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. People of these countries have been chewing the leaves of Kratom for its natural benefits. You can also chew the leaves of Kratom directly, but in this case, the measurement of dosage is difficult.

To solve this problem, there are many other forms of Kratom available in the market such as capsules, gums, paste, and tinctures. The user can use one of these forms according to his/her ease.

The optimal and best dosage of Kratom for getting relief from kidney stone pain is about 2-7 grams. The beginners to Kratom should take 1-2 gram doses of Kratom at the start. However, the user can increase the dosage gradually in case of a positive experience.

What are the best strains of Kratom for Kidney Stones?

·         Maeng Da Kratom

Maeng Da Kratom is the best strain of Kratom when it comes to pain relief. It is rich in flavonoids and alkaloids. The Red Maeng Da Kratom reduces pain quickly by relieving stress, tiredness, and muscle pain. It also improves energy levels in the body without causing dizziness. Several users of Red Maeng Da Kratom have reported that it can enhance mood by relieving anxiety and depression. It is also best for improving mental clarity, focus, and concentration of the mind.

·         Red Borneo Kratom

Red Borneo Kratom is one of the best Kratom strains if you want to get instant relief from any sort of chronic pain. It relaxes the nervous system, stops the reception of pain by the brain, and enhances mood. However, at higher doses, Red Borneo Kratom can cause slight high sedative effects which are not good for cognitive health.


Kratom can be helpful in reducing the pain caused by kidney stones. It has strong pain-relieving properties due to which it reduces pain in a matter of minutes or hours. However, you must consult with your family doctor before using it because it is not a medically accepted treatment of Kidney Stones.

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