Kratom is a popular herb commonly grown all over Indonesia for its medicinal usefulness. The useful section of the plant is the leaves. The leaves possess veins of different colors which indicates the type of strain it is. There are three kind of strains: White, green and red. The gold strain is said to be red vein leaves that undergo an extended drying phase till they turn slightly goldish so as to bring out certain alkaloids. You can distinguish Gold Bali powder by its goldish color.

Dosage

A dosage of between 1 to 6 grams is suitable depending on the effect you want it to have on you. Mainly there are several factors that come into consideration when a person wants to determine the most suitable dosage, they are

Preparation

There are different methods of ingesting the substance into your system.

  1. Ingesting capsule
  2. Smoking
  3. Through drinking tea
  • Using powder
  1. Pour water to a pot then add a desired quantity of Gold powder and bring it to boil for about 12 minutes
  2. Sieve the tea into a cup
  • Home preparation
  1. Get some 50 grams of dried up red leaves from a tree that have undergone further drying, crush them and place them in a pot then add about a litre of water and let it boil for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Sieve the tea into a container.
  3. Return the leaves in the pot and repeat the process again.
  4. After you’ve sieved them twice discard the leaves.
  5. Take the first and second tea and mix them together, boil them again until the volume reduces to 150 ml. Remember having more water means having less the flavour.

It obviously tastes bitter so you can mask its taste by adding sugar, lemon or ginger.

Uses

The Gold strain has several medical uses. When ingested this strain takes no longer than 10 mins for its effect to kick in and they can last up to 6 hours. Gold strain has the following effects:

  • Pain killing effect
  • Has a sedative effect
  • Boosts appetite
  • Gets rid of anxiety and induces relaxation
  • Energy booster

Effects

Gold Bali may also have its side effects when a person uses more grams than they are used to or amounts above recommended dosages. Symptoms may be:

  • Stomach upsets
  • Dizziness
  • vomiting

Consistent use of Gold Bali can create dependency overtime and if a person who frequently uses the substance tries to quit they shall exhibit withdrawal symptoms and other severe side effects. The symptoms are

  • Weight loss
  • Anorexia
  • Liver toxicity
  • Death
  • Respiratory collapse

Kratom is llegal in some states like Alabama and also some other asian nations like Thailand. In all north American countries it has been declared a controlled substance in the same class as morphine and other similar substances.