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Best Mood Elevating Ethnobotanicals

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We all have bad days. However, whether you’re suffering from a lethargic mid-day slump or a restless night’s sleep, mood fluctuations can be frustrating and unpredictable. On a long enough timeline, a dampened mood can even drastically decrease one’s overall quality of life.

Fortunately, there are dozens of natural herbal mood enhancers that can help you elevate your mood and regain your emotional footing. And, as it turns out, many of these natural mood-boosting botanicals have existed for thousands of years. Better yet, most of them are legal to buy and sell in most countries and can be purchased online at affordable costs!

From kratom to Mitragyna hirsuta, let’s take a look at several of the world’s best mood-elevating products sourced directly from nature itself!

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Green Kratom Strains

Kratom refers to the powdered leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree, a plant native to Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and others. For centuries, Southeast Asian locals have chewed or harvested the kratom tree’s broad, glossy-green leaves for a wide variety of medicinal and recreational applications — including use as a natural mood enhancer.

Although dozens of kratom variants exist due to variations in harvesting and processing techniques, green kratom strains are often cited as being the most mood-elevating. Users regularly praise the uplifting aroma of classic kratom strains like Green Malay, Green Borneo, as well as more exotic offerings like Green Sumatra.

Generally, most kratom is sold as a fine-grain powder, although other kratom products exist, too. These include:

People who use kratom as a natural mood booster report finding the aromas of these products to be mood elevating regardless of the product type. That’s because green kratom’s natural mood enhancing properties are a by-product of the plant’s naturally-occurring alkaloids — a class of nitrogenous compounds found in plants. Don’t worry if the term “alkaloid” doesn’t sound familiar: it’s very likely that you already consume one of the most popular alkaloids in the world — caffeine!

Two of the primary alkaloids found in kratom, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, have been proven to uplift mood. Other lesser-present alkaloids like mitragynine pseudoindoxyl may contribute to kratom’s mood-boosting properties by helping to alleviate the discomfort and pain that can often negatively impact one’s emotional state.

Mitragyna Hirsuta

As its name suggests, Mitragyna hirsuta is a close relative of the kratom plant, Mitragyna speciosa. Both plants exist within the shared genus of flowering trees, Mitragyna. The two trees even share an identical appearance and bear glossy green leaves.

That said, aside from visual and classification similarities, the two plants are quite different when examined under the microscope. Unlike kratom, Mitragyna hirsuta doesn’t contain any mitragynine or 7-hydroxymitragynine. However, it does contain many other alkaloids which make it an effective natural mood enhancer — including some alkaloids that aren’t found at all in the kratom plant’s leaves.

Unfortunately, unlike kratom, research on Mitragyna hirsuta and its unique alkaloids — which include isomitraphyllinol and isomitraphylline n-oxide — is limited.

Nevertheless, for proof of Mitragyna hirsuta’s natural mood-boosting qualities, all one has to do is turn to the history books. In Mitragyna hirsuta’s African and Southeast Asian countries of origin, locals have used the plant as a kratom alternative for hundreds of years. Like kratom, native populations have traditionally chewed Mitragyna hirsuta’s leaves or crushed and brewed them as a tea.

Due to a higher potency, most users opt for Mitragyna speciosa over Mitragyna hirsuta. However, Mitragyna hirsuta does possess some notable advantages over its esteemed counterpart. For one, Mitragyna hirsuta remains unregulated in most of the world, whereas kratom has been illegalized in various countries. Secondly, the plant is generally affordably priced and can be ordered online for roughly the same cost as a comparably-sized bag of kratom.

Overall, Mitragyna hirsuta is an effective natural mood enhancer that seems to exhibit considerable promise, despite a lack of credible current research.

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At Kratora, we supply customers from around the world with nature’s finest botanical products. From premium-grade kratom strains to kratom alternatives, we offer mood-elevating products for everyone!

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Please note that the US FDA has not approved kratom to be sold for human consumption, sold for external use only. None of the products sold on our website are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition.

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Colleen is a part owner of Kratora along with her brother David. Kratora was founded in 2013 by David with Colleen joining the team later in 2017. The siblings were born and raised in the Bay Area and spent most of their professional years working in Silicon Valley. Their interest in botanicals began in the early 2000s as they cared for a sick family member and quickly grew into the passion that formed Kratora.

Colleen and the team at Kratora are dedicated to providing the best quality botanicals on the market along with the best customer service. They believe their loyal customers are what makes Kratora so special! Over their many years in business it has always brought them joy to work with their customers and see how botanicals are changing lives for the better.

Kratora’s vision is to help their customers live a better life by consistently providing the highest quality, safest, and purest botanicals on the market. Colleen and her team specialize in regular kratom, kratom extracts, liquid kratom, even kratom gummies — plus a lot of kratom alternative products. Kratora is always looking to expand their product line while remaining true to their high standards.

Colleen believes in transparency between the Kratora team and the expert farmers in South Asia which is why they follow Fair Trade policies. Without these farmers, Kratora would not have any products to sell. As part of Colleen’s commitment in providing the highest quality botanicals, Kratora invests highly into third-party lab testing for all of the products they sell.

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2 thoughts on “Best Mood Elevating Ethnobotanicals

  1. Kratora has proven consistently it’s dedication to the quality, purity and safety of all it’s products.
    Colleen and her staff at Kratora are equally committed to excellent customer service and educating customers all about alternative medicinal herbs which have withstood the test of time.
    Thank you Kratora for your contributions to helping me discover alternative products for improving the quality of my life.

    1. Hello John,
      Thank you very much for visiting Kratora and for posting this kind comment, we truly appreciate it!

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