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Can you sniff or snort Kratom?

Can you sniff or snort Kratom?

Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tree that naturally grows in Southeast Asian countries. The Kratom leaves contain alkaloids including mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine. The natives of these countries have been using these leaves for psychoactive,  pain relief, and other pharmacological purposes. 

There are many ways you can consume Kratom such as Kratom powder, oral ingestion, leaves chewing, taking Kratom capsules, and Kratom extract. But now Kratom users are trying some new ways such as sniffing or snorting Kratom. 

However, there is minimal research available on the effects of snorting Kratom on the body. In this blog, we will shed light on sniffing or snorting Kratom, its effects on the body, and its legal implications.

What are the different ways of consuming Kratom? 

There are different ways of consuming Kratom. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Leaves chewing
  2. Powder drinking mixed with liquids
  3. Capsule swallowing
  4. Extract and Tincture
  5. Juices and smoothies

1. Leaves Chewing 

The traditional way of consuming Kratom is by chewing its leaves. People from Southeast Asian countries used to chew the leaves to get energy and other psychoactive effects. 

2. Kratom Powder Mixed with Liquids

Another way of consuming Kratom is by mixing Kratom powder with different types of Kratom liquids. More commonly people use Kratom powder to make Kratom tea. 

Read More:  How To Make Kratom Tea?

3. Kratom Capsule 

Kratom is also available in the form of Kratom capsules. Some people prefer to use Kratom in capsule form instead of powder. 

4. Extract and  Tincture 

These forms are easy to consume, typically requiring just a few drops or a small amount mixed with another liquid. It dissolves much faster in other liquids.  However, due to their potency, there’s a higher risk of tolerance and dependence.

5. Juices and smoothies

You can also consume Kratom to make Kratom juices and smoothies. In addition, you can also make different Kratom recipes to enjoy the different tastes of Kratom.

Read More: 10 Best Kratom Recipe

Why do people choose to snort Kratom? 

There can be many possible reasons why people choose to snort Kratom. The most obvious reason is that people understand that snorting things helps them to feel the taste instantly. 

Moreover, another reason some individuals may choose to snort Kratom is the belief that this method provides a faster onset of effects, potentially leading to a quicker sensation compared to other consumption methods. 

Smoking or Snorting Kratom

When we smoke or snort Kratom it reaches with higher speed into our bloodstream as compared to when we take it in capsule form or mixed powder with other liquid.

By taking Kratom in capsule form it first reaches the stomach and then the intestines. So its effects can be felt after two to three hours.

However, when we sniff or smoke Kratom, it directly reaches the bloodstream and has quick and higher effects on the body, which may result in potential damage to the nose, throat, and upper respiratory system.

The Dangers of Snorting Kratom

Sniffing or snorting Kratom has both short-term and long-term side effects. They are listed below: (R)

Short-Term Effects of Snorting Kratom

  • Trouble Breathing
  • Nasal Blockage
  • Nose and Throat irritation
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Bitter Taste
  • Discomfort

Long-Term Effects of Snorting Kratom

  • Nasal Inflammation
  • Sinus Infection
  • Increased Risk of Dependency
  • Blood Clots in the Lungs
  • Damage to Mucous Membrane
  • Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Insomnia

What are some of the alternatives to Snorting Kratom?

Some of the alternatives to snorting Kratom include:

  • Chewing
  • Kratom Tea
  • Powder
  • Capsule
  • Edibles

Is snorting Kratom an effective way to get high?

No, snorting Kratom is not an effective way to get high. Snorting or sniffing Kratom has many potential side effects. That’s why it is never a good idea to consume Kratom through Kratom. 

How much Kratom should I take? 

The best way to start consuming Kratom is to start from low doses. And then gradually increase its size. However, it is always a good idea to take a recommendation from a qualified medical expert before consuming Kratom.

Can you overdose by snorting Kratom?

Although there are no classified reports that show deaths as a result of snorting Kratom. However, there is always a risk of overdosing by taking too many substances. ( R)

What are Kratom overdose symptoms? 

Kratom overdose symptoms may include tremors, extreme fatigue, hallucinations, and respiratory problems. 


While it’s true that kratom has been used traditionally for centuries in Southeast Asia for various purposes, including pain relief, and as a stimulant, there is an ongoing debate and limited scientific consensus regarding the safety and efficacy of kratom, especially for long-term human consumption.

Also, the FDA does not approve Kratom for human or other recreational uses and its legal status varies by state. That’s why it is necessary to be aware of the medical risks and legal complications before using Kratom. 

Disclaimer:  The information shared on The Kratom Worx is provided for informational and research purposes only. Readers are advised not to make decisions based solely on the information provided above. 

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