Can You Use Kratom for stomach ulcers?

What are Stomach Ulcers?

Stomach Ulcers are also known as gastric ulcers, described as open sores developed on the stomach’s lining. In simple words, removal of the upper layer of the stomach lining is regarded as ulcers. Stomach ulcers can destroy the whole stomach if they are not treated in the early stages. Apart from the stomach, ulcers can also occur in any part of the intestine. This type of ulcer is known as duodenal ulcers. Sometimes both duodenal and stomach ulcers are referred to as peptic ulcers. The main cause behind the development of Stomach ulcers is the damaging of the stomach layer which protects the stomach lining from stomach acid breaks down. There are various reasons for damaging this layer among which, the most prominent one is an infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria. Some NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen can also cause damage to this layer if they are used for a longer time.

Some common signs and symptoms of Stomach Ulcers are as follows:

  • Burning or gnawing pain in the abdomen
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Feeling sickness
  • Weight loss
  • Feeling discomfort in Stomach

Kratom for Stomach ulcers

Kratom is an evergreen herbal plant native to Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.The scientific name of Kratom is Mitragyna speciosa. People of Southeast Asian countries have been using Kratom for centuries as a treatment of several ailments and medical conditions such as chronic pain, fatigue, muscle aches, and diarrhea. However, it is now started gaining popularity in western countries as well, due to its remarkable therapeutic uses and health benefits. In western countries, people have started using Kratom as a strong analgesic and stimulant.

Kratom provides relief from several medical conditions and ailments, but can it help with stomach ulcers? Well according to the research studies and user’s experience, it may be helpful for the patient suffering from stomach ulcers. But how does Kratom work for stomach ulcer treatment?

How Does Kratom Work for Stomach ulcers?

Although there is no scientific evidence that Kratom is an effective treatment for stomach ulcers, it can alleviate some of the symptoms of stomach ulcers. According to a recent research study, Kratom can protect the stomach lining from further damaging thereby stops the progression of stomach ulcers. Kratom can be also helpful in providing relief from stomach pain in case of ulcers. Now, we will take a look at how could Kratom provide these benefits possibly.

·         Kratom protects the stomach lining from further damage

Kratom has the ability to protect the stomach lining from further damage after entering the body. The extract of Kratom leaves is very helpful in this regard. According to a recently published research study, Kratom extract can significantly decrease the ulcer index in patients suffering from stomach ulcers. The stomach ulcers can be reduced by using the methanolic extract of Kratom. It reacts with HCl (Hydrochloric Acid) in the stomach and forms and past structure which attaches to the protein on the surface of ulcers to form stable, insoluble complexes to prevent further damage of stomach lining. However, more clinical trials are required in this regard.

·         Kratom provides relief from stomach pain

As we have discussed earlier, Kratom is a strong analgesic just like opioids. For this reason, it can be very effective in providing relief from stomach pain caused by ulcers. The analgesic effects of Kratom are due to the strong active alkaloids present in it. These alkaloids are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Both these alkaloids interact with the opioid receptors present in the brain and stop the process of pain reception by the body. In this way, the body starts feeling relief from pain. The analgesic effects of Kratom are very powerful and continuous. Apart from pain relief, Kratom produces calming and relaxing effects in the body through its active alkaloids.

According to the research studies, Kratom also regulates the digestive system disturbed by stomach ulcers.

What are the best Kratom strains for stomach ulcers?

Kratom has many different strains according to the color and effects. Almost all of the Kratom strains are strong analgesic, but some can produce strong sedative effects which are not good for health. Following are some of the best Kratom strains for stomach ulcers:

  • Maeng Da Kratom
  • Red Bali Kratom
  • Green Malay Kratom
  • Red Borneo Kratom
  • Indo Kratom

How to take Kratom for stomach ulcers?

You can take Kratom in different forms such as capsules, tinctures, paste, and gums, etc. There is another very easy way to taking Kratom. In this way, you just have to grind the Kratom leaves into powder after drying. You can take Kratom powder with any drink including water. Kratom affects equally in all its forms but it is necessary for you to take an appropriate dosage. An appropriate or optimal dosage can be very helpful if you want to get maximum benefits of Kratom. The best dosage of Kratom is in the range of 2-6 grams. Don’t try to go beyond 6 grams because of the strong sedative effects of Kratom.


Kratom can be helpful in the treatment of stomach ulcers because it provides relief from stomach pain and protects the stomach lining from further damage. You can take any of the above-mentioned strains of Kratom but don’t forget to take its optimal dosage. It is good for you to consult with a doctor before using Kratom.

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