Mitragyna Javanica is a popular alternative to kratom (Mitragyna speciosa). Unlike kratom, Mitragyna javanica is legal everywhere.
There aren’t many scientific studies involving Mitragyna javanica. But, it’s known among enthusiasts as a milder version of the kratom plant.
Mitragyna Javanica Effects
Which Alkaloids Are Present in Mitragyna Javanica?
The exact composition of Mitragyna javanica is yet to be determined. It has, after all, only undergone a few scientific studies.
But, what’s known is that it doesn’t contain mitragynine, which is the most abundant alkaloid in kratom. This is why kratom can enhance mood and relieve pain better than other Mitragyna plants.
Javanica instead has mitrajavine as a substitute to mitragynine. It also contains two other noteworthy alkaloids—ajmalicine and 3-isoajmalicin.
Ajmalicine relieves stress and functions as a sedative.
Mitragyna Javanica Dosage Recommendations
For Standard Users
For Expert Users
5 grams or more
If you’re a first-timer, you may take 1 to 2 grams of Mitragyna javanica powder directly. On the other hand, if you’re transitioning from kratom, you may start at 3 to 4 grams to replicate its effects.
You can also brew Mitragyna javanica to make tea. Soak 10 to 20 grams of the powder in hot water for 30 minutes before straining and drinking.
There are also empty capsules available online. You can make your own Mitragyna javanica capsules for easier consumption.
Many choose to take Mitragyna javanica without mixing it with any food or drink. It doesn’t have an unpleasant taste, unlike kratom.
Origins of Mitragyna Javanica
Unlike the more popular strains of Mitragyna speciosa or kratom, Mitragyna javanica is rare and remains unknown in most places—even in South-east Asia. Interestingly though, it’s a common medicinal herb in Thailand.
Thais call it Krathumna and it’s used for fever, muscle pain, diarrhea, cough, and even malaria.
Javanica looks very similar to kratom, but they do differ in terms of alkaloid content.
Mitragyna Javanica Reviews
Some say that Mitragyna javanica works like kratom and essentially gives the same kind of perks. While it’s generally considered to be milder, the kratom alternative still does the job.
But, there are those claiming that it didn’t do anything for them. Many of these people claim that even the mildest kratom strains (e.g. red maeng da kratom, yellow Thai kratom, red Malay kratom, green Bali kratom) are better than Mitragyna javanica.
Regardless of these views though, there’s at least one clinical study in support of Mitragyna javanica’s medicinal benefits, even pointing out that it does provide effects similar to those of kratom.
Where to Buy Mitragyna Javanica
You can buy dried Mitragyna javanica powder from online kratom vendors like Kratom Crazy. Many of these vendors that offer high quality kratom also sell organic Mitragyna javanica (prices start at about $12 per ounce).
There are also web-based stores that sell readymade javanica and kratom capsules for those seeking more convenient options. Of course, there are javanica and kratom extracts as well.
Just to be sure though, read reviews before deciding to buy kratom online (or, in this case, its milder substitute) from a vendor—even if they claim to have only the highest quality kratom products.
Without much proof of its medicinal value, Mitragyna javanica won’t overtake kratom in popularity anytime soon. Still, if you’re having problems with kratom’s potency, javanica might just be the right, mild substitute.