Do you despise the itch in your throat, especially during the flu season? We assure you that your feelings resonate with many others. The scratchiness and irritation of the throat, also called the sore throat, occurs due to a virus infection. Though the infection resolves in a few days, a sore throat can be very discomforting. You might yearn for a steaming cup of herbal tea to relieve the pain and scratchy feeling in your throat. The warmth and the ingredients of a tea can help soothe the symptoms of sore throat.
Yellow Kratom, a variant of Mitragyna Speciosa, is believed to have multiple beneficial properties that can help relieve sore throat. You can get good quality Yellow Kratom at SloKratom. People often prefer brewing the crushed Yellow Kratom leaves into a herbal infusion as a remedy for a scratchy throat. If you are not familiar with how to make Yellow Kratom tea, we are here to help you with that. Here is a DIY guide to preparing a comforting pot of Yellow Kratom tea.
A Little About Yellow Kratom
Kratom, or Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tropical plant widely recognized for its therapeutic values. These evergreen plants are native to Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc. There are multiple Kratom variants depending upon their place of origin, the color of their veins, and the process of harvest and manufacture.
Yellow Kratom is a blend of two or more Kratom variants. Usually, vendors mix Red-veined and Green-veined Kratoms to formulate Yellow Kratom. They either mix both the Kratom variants in equal parts (1:1). Some vendors also have their unique recipes to make potent Yellow Kratom. You can also find ‘gold’ Kratom, which is yellow Kratom in the ratio of 2:1 with a dash of white vein kratom.
According to users, Yellow Kratom strikes the perfect balance between ‘Stimulant’ and ‘calming’ properties of parent ingredients. If the mixture contains a higher amount of red vein Kratom, it will produce calm, tranquil feelings. On the other hand, if the mixture has a higher proportion of green vein Kratom, it will deliver motivating, focus-enhancing effects. Because the Yellow Kratom mixes are inconsistent, the effects might vary from vendor to vendor.
How to Make Yellow Kratom Tea?
Yellow Kratom is available in various forms in the market. The most commonly available Kratom products are crushed leaves, loose powder, encapsulated powder, and extracts. The crushed leaves are the most suitable form for preparing Yellow Kratom tea. The process of making Yellow Kratom tea is pretty simple. Keep a few things in mind before putting the pot on the burner.
Use Hot Water:
Yellow Kratom is rich in active chemicals called alkaloids responsible for its beneficial effects. These chemicals might lose their integrity when brought to boiling temperature. Thus, we recommend using hot water instead of directly boiling the Yellow Kratom mixture. You can boil a pot of water and mix the crushed Yellow Kratom when it has slightly cooled down. Or, you can heat water just before it starts to boil and add the Kratom leaves. The hot water will help soothe your sore throat without burning your esophagus.
Add a Few Drops of Acid:
As mentioned above, Yellow Kratom has high amounts of alkaloids. It is likely for the alkaloids to lose their potency when exposed to a high temperature for a long time. Adding a few drops of acidic ingredients like apple cider vinegar or lemon juice can help buffer the reaction and prevent the alkaloids from degenerating. Citric acid is also beneficial for relieving swollen tonsils and itchiness associated with sore throats.
Add a Bit of Sweetener:
Yellow Kratom has a bitter taste which might make your tea unpalatable. Adding sweeteners like sugar or jaggery can help improve its taste. You can also add a tablespoon of honey to your tea. Honey can help alleviate inflammations of the tonsils and aid in relieving sore throat. You can also add ginger, lemon or orange zest, and cinnamon to your Yellow Kratom tea to enhance its taste and potency.
Can You Prepare Tea Using Yellow Kratom Powder?
You may use loose powder to brew Yellow Kratom tea if you can’t find crushed Yellow Kratom leaves. Here are the things you need to prepare a soothing cup of Yellow Kratom tea for sore throats:
- A saucepan
- A small whisk
- A small lemon
- Sweetener, e.g., honey, agave juice, maple syrup, or sugar.
- Taste enhancers like cinnamon, lemon zest, etc.
Follow these steps to prepare Yellow Kratom tea without much hassle:
- Pour water into your saucepan and heat it, but do not let it boil.
- Add lemon juice and other taste enhancers to the water.
- Then, add the Kratom powder.
- Stir with the whisk until the powder is blended thoroughly and no clumps remain.
- Simmer it for 15 minutes.
- Use a strainer to collect all the undissolved powder residue while pouring the tea into your cup.
- Add your preferred sweetener.
- Your Yellow Kratom Tea is ready!
How Can Yellow Kratom Tea Help With Sore Throat?
Yellow Kratom has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. The alkaloids in Kratom mimic opioid drugs and bind with the opioid receptors in the nervous system. Consequently, it inhibits the pain sensation and relieves throat pain. It also helps relieve tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsil) and pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx). Yellow Kratom can also help suppress coughing and alleviate throat muscle pain.
Finding the Right Dose:
If you are new to Yellow Kratom, we recommend you start with one teaspoon of crushed leaves, i.e., a little over 2 grams. Once you build up your tolerance, you can modify your dose accordingly. However, you should not take more than 5 grams in 24 hours.
The Bottom Line
Yellow Vein kratom is a carefully blended mixture of Red-veined and Green-veined Kratom. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties make it suitable for relieving sore throat. A hot cup of Yellow Kratom tea with a dash of honey and cinnamon or other additives can help reduce the pain and scratchiness of your throat. We hope this DIY guide has helped you understand how to prepare Yellow Kratom tea and how it can help with sora e throat.