Exploring New Teas
As avid tea enthusiasts, we here at Health Decoded are constantly looking for new and exciting recipes to help you strike the right balance of a healthy mind, body and soul. An interesting additive that I have been experimenting with and feel worth mentioning is kratom. Maybe you have heard of it.
Kratom is a tropical tree from Southeast Asia. In western culture, the leaves from this tree are often grounded up into a fine powder and brewed into tea. It’s supposed benefits are wide-reaching, working as both a pain reliever and energy booster.
Additionally, many claim that kratom tea has helped them deal with depression and anxiety, kick unhealthy addictions, improve their mood, and even enhance sexual performance.
Kratom is a tropical tree from Southeast Asia. In western culture, the leaves from this tree are often grounded up into a fine powder and brewed into tea. It’s supposed benefits are wide-reaching, working as both a pain reliever and energy booster. Additionally, many claim that kratom tea has helped them deal with depression and anxiety, kick unhealthy addictions, improve their mood, and even enhance sexual performance.
If you plan on taking kratom, brewing it into tea is 100% your best option. Kratom has a strong earthy flavor that is tough to get down by itself. When mixed with tea, however, their tastes easily blend, making for an enjoyable experience. Additionally, putting kratom into your tea (with the right additives of course) is absolutely game changing. You will be hard pressed to find a tea that is more effective in providing you long lasting energy and an increase in spirit throughout the day.
There are numerous ways to make a kratom tea that much more effective. Kratom Science has put together a great list of “potentiators” that particularly go well with kratom tea. These tea additives, or potentiators, are packed with numerous health benefits in their own right. They are also great for saving you money since less kratom is needed to receive intended effects. Better yet, they make your tea tastier too! If you’re in the mood to spice up your tea routine, definitely try a black pepper, turmeric and kratom combination. We broke it down for you.
Standing alone, both of these ingredients can serve as very effective potentiators. Couple them together, however, and you get quite the powerful combo. You may know turmeric as the spice that gives curry its yellow color, but it has also been used in traditional medicine for ages. It’s main ingredient is Curcumin, a polyphenol that works as an antioxidant with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal attributes. It’s downside, however, is that the body has a hard time absorbing it. Enter black pepper.
Black pepper, on the other hand, contains an ingredient called pipperine. Pipperine, in a traditional sense, is known to aid in digestion, alleviate nausea, and be anti-inflammatory. It is also very effective in helping your body absorb polyphenols such as curcumin into your body. It does this by allowing curcumin to pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream, making it more readily available for use. Piperine can help curcumin absorption by up to 2000%!
But how does this pair with kratom? Well besides reduced pain/inflammation, improved digestion, and adding disease fighting agents to your immune system, this combo improves the breakdown of kratom alkaloids. Turmeric will help increase your tea’s potency while the pepper will speed up the absorption of it all. This is quite the combo!
If you are interested in learning more about kratom tea, make sure to check out Kratom Science’s complete list!