Discover a kratom recipe that uses alcohol to extract and enhance the alkaloids in your kratom tea.
Perhaps the most popular method of taking kratom—at least in areas where the leaf is not available in its fresh (as opposed to dried) form and therefore cannot be chewed orally—would be to steep the leaves in boiling water in order to make an infusion. This is due to the efficacy of this method when it comes to alkaloid extraction, as well as the direct addition of a lubricant (this becomes necessary where dried or preserved kratom is involved, since it can be very difficult to swallow absent it) to the substance. It is also fairly easy to make, and requires no more complex tools than a burner or heat source, a saucepan, and a filter.
While most purists and traditional kratom users prefer to take the infusion as it is, others like to mix it with other substances, either for flavour or added effect. It is generally advised, especially for the neophytes, to take kratom tea neat to mitigate possible adverse reactions due to chemical combinations, but provided some precautions are taken, some psychoactive substance additions would be relatively safe.
The particular combination that is the subject of this kratom recipe is that of kratom and liquor. A disclaimer needs to be said first: not all will find this a pleasurable combination, as individual reactions vary. Most of the alcohol should be cooked out by the time this is done, but if you are particularly sensitive to sedatives or opiates, it would be best to avoid the combination. Otherwise, it should be fairly safe to test a small amount of this to see if it agrees with your body.
Begin by preparing 5-7g of powdered or dried kratom leaf in a saucepan. Now get some vodka and add it to the kratom until most of it is immersed or steeped—about 4 shots of the liquor should do just fine. Now put the saucepan on the burner and bring it to a boil, and wait until about half or more than half of the liquor evaporates. The liquor helps to extract the alkaloids, which are soluble in alcohol, and should help you get more of them out than if you were using plain water.
Once the mixture has boiled down, you can take it off the heat and let it cool down a little. Pass it through a filter and into a glass. You can either take this as it is or mix it in a little bit of warm water to prolong the drinking time. Either way, it should give you a nicely sedating cup of kratom tea.