The Coronavirus is the biggest news story of 2020. There are likely many more cases than what is made public because it can take 1-3 weeks for the symptoms of the virus to become apparent, and after that it could take days to confirm a case via testing, if Coronavirus test kits are even available. Further, many people are choosing not to go to the hospital to get tested out of fear of getting quarantined.
All in all people are panicking, and it seems everyone is hoping and praying for a vaccine. However, perhaps Kratom can be an effective medicine to combat the Coronavirus, as will be discussed in this article.
Subjectively, whenever I have gotten sick, whether it be a cold, flu, or anything else, I have noticed that taking Kratom quickly gets rid of the sickness. I mainly rely on Kratom to get better, and it always works.
Perhaps one of the main reasons that Kratom is useful for the Coronavirus is that it provides symptoms relief. I am a believer that the best way to deal with a viral sickness is to treat the symptoms so that the body has a chance to heal. Kratom provides pain relief, stress relief, and sedation, so someone who is sick will stop hurting and be able to get solid rest/sleep, giving their body time to heal and fight back against a virus.
Further, Kratom has antitussive properties since it acts like an opioid, meaning it helps to prevent cough. This gives the throat time to heal so that the coughing stops, and this gives the lungs a break, giving the lungs a chance to heal.
Beyond that, Kratom contains 31 different alkaloids which have various medicinal benefits. The Kratom alkaloids rhynchophilline and epicatechin are anti-inflamatory, and anti-inflammatory effects can be crucial to reduce swelling in the body during a sickness.
Epitacatechin is a particularly interesting Kratom alkaloid since it is anti-viral, and therefore could possibly combat the Coronavirus molecule itself. Additionally, Epitacatechin is anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant.
Also, there are several Kratom alkaloids which are immunostimulants including isomitraphylline, mitraphylline, isorhynchophylline, and isopteropodine, meaning they enhance the body’s immune system, and it is obvious how this can help to combat the Coronavirus.
Beyond all of this, Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, the primary alkaloids in Kratom, are secondary and tertiary amines of Chloroquine, and Chloroquine has been found to be a potent inhibitor of Coronaviruses in general. Indeed, a Professor of Chemistry at Tanjungpura University, Dr. Thamrin Usman, specifically said “By looking at the chemical structure of Chloroquine molecules that contain secondary and tertiary amine compound structures, it can be considered to use kratom leaves [to combat the Coronavirus]. Because Mitragynine compounds in kratom are actually secondary and tertiary amines.”
Thus, there appears to be plenty of science which indicates that Kratom can be a very useful medicine for sicknesses in general, in addition to subjective evidence based on my own experiences and my friend’s experience. Considering all of this, one of the main things that gives me peace of mind despite all of this Coronavirus panic is that I have Kratom on hand. At the very least Kratom is definitely useful for managing the symptoms and giving the body time to heal via opioid analgesic, sedative, antitussive, and anti-inflamatory effects, but also Kratom could fight the Coronavirus more directly via its immunostimulant and anti-viral alkaloids, in addition to Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine being related to Chloroquine, which is proven to potently inhibit Coronaviruses.