Can You Use Kratom for heartburn?

What is the Heartburn Condition?

Heartburn is characterized as a burning and uncomfortable feeling in your chest that can also circulate through your throat and neck. This condition can be a symptom of several underlying medical conditions. However, one of the major causes of heartburn is Acid Reflux or GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Acid reflux can cause the backflow of stomach acid towards the esophagus due to which the patient feels heartburn in the chest and stomach. Heartburn can last from a few minutes to several hours according to the severity of causes.

Most commonly, the patients suffering from heartburn, feeling a burning in the center of the chest behind the breastbone. You can experience the following most common symptoms when you have heartburn:

  • Burning feeling in the chest
  • Pain in Chest (particularly while bending and laying down)
  • Burning feeling in throat
  • A salty, hot, sour, and acidic taste back of your throat
  • Difficulty in swallowing

How Kratom can help with heartburn?

Usually, people use different medications to treat heartburns such as antacids like Tums, Rolaids, and Maalox. However, like other common drugs, these medications have severe side effects on the body. These medicines provide temporary relief from heartburn and don’t treat the underlying causes. In this situation, we are introducing a natural solution of heartburn named Kratom. Kratom is an evergreen plant that provides several health benefits due to the presence of active alkaloids in its leaves. Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine are two major alkaloids present in Kratom leaves.

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a coffee family plant native to Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia and Thailand. It can be a potential natural treatment for heartburn due to its strong healing properties. From ancient times, people have been using Kratom for treating several medical conditions and ailments such as chronic pain, inflammation, muscle aches, and diarrhea.

You might be thinking that how can Kratom help with Heartburn? Well, this is the question we are going to answer in this article.

· Kratom helps in the treatment of Acid Reflux

As we mentioned earlier, Acid Reflux is one of the main causes of Heartburn. Kratom helps in the management of Acid Reflux by binding with opioid receptors in the brain through its active alkaloids. Basically, Acid Reflux is the condition in which stomach acid backflows into the esophagus (mouth and stomach connecting tube). This backflowing of acid can cause heartburn. In normal conditions, when you swallow anything, the production of relaxing effects in the form of a circular band of muscle around the bottom of the esophagus (the lower esophageal sphincter) causes entry of foods and liquid into the stomach. After food entry, the sphincter closes again. However, in Acid Reflux, the sphincter does not close due to weakness in the relaxation or abnormality which causes the backflow of stomach acid.

According to the research studies, Kratom, after interaction with opioid receptors in the brain, removes all sorts of abnormalities of the relaxing of the lower esophagus sphincter. In this way, the lower sphincter immediately closes after food entry and avoids the backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus.

Some strains of Kratom have very strong relaxation effects which are helpful in treating Acid Reflux. Kratom also helps in the treatment of insomnia, chronic cough, restlessness, and anxiety caused by heartburn.

· Kratom helps with chest pain caused by heartburn

Different strains of Kratom have strong pain-relieving properties due to the active alkaloids present in them. These pain-relieving properties can be utilized to get relief from chest pain caused by heartburn. The active alkaloids present in Kratom leaves bind with the opioid receptors in the human brain which are responsible for pain regulation. These alkaloids stop the pain regulation process in these receptors, as a result of which the body starts feeling relief from pain.

How to take Kratom for Heartburn?

In ancient times, people used to chew the Kratom leaves to get their benefits. You can also chew the wet or dry leaf of Kratom to get relief from Heartburn. However, the best method of taking Kratom nowadays is by grinding its leaves into powder after drying. There are many other forms are Kratom that is available in the market such as capsules, tinctures, gums, and paste, etc. You can use whatever method you like but make sure you are taking an appropriate dosage of Kratom. According to the experts, the beginners to Kratom should take a dosage of 2 grams. The maximum dosage which you can take for heartburn is around 2-6 grams. A higher dosage than 6 grams is considered a strong dose which can cause severe sedative effects. Sedative effects are not good for your health because they can cause cognitive impairment.

Now, we will discuss what is the best strain of Kratom which you can use for heartburn. In our recommendation, Red Maeng Da Kratom is the best strain to get relief from heartburn. Red Maeng Da Kratom has strong pain-relieving and relaxing effects due to which helps in the treatment of Acid Reflux. Another advantage of using Red Maeng Da Kratom is that it has no strong sedative effects. It means you can take a high dosage of Red Maeng Da Kratom if you want to prolong and intense effects.


Kratom can be very helpful for Heartburn. When taking an appropriate dosage, Kratom can provide relief from Acid reflux and chest pain caused by heartburn. However, you must consult with your doctor first before using Kratom.

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