Kratom has numerous benefits which are well-known such as pain relief, stress relief, and being an effective way of overcoming addiction to synthetic opioids and opiates. However, perhaps a benefit of Kratom which is not well-known is that Kratom can potentially be used to treat acne.
A scientific study titled ‘Antibacterial activities of kratom leaf extract Mitragyna speciosa korth) against bacteria propionibacterium acnes‘ has found that Kratom literally kills the bacteria which causes acne.
Essentially, Propionibacterium acnes is a bacteria that lives inside the skin of all humans, and usually it is not a problem. However, when Propionibacterium acnes begins to rapidly grow for whatever reason, it can lead to inflammation and the build-up of metabolic byproducts, which in-turn leads to acne.
In order to test if Kratom can kill Propionibacterium acnes, scientists made a Kratom paste and put it in a Petri dish of bacteria. It was found that Kratom killed the Propionibacterium acnes up to a certain radius, and that an increased concentration of Kratom killed the bacteria at a greater radius.
Further, another important result was that Kratom killed E. coli as well. Indeed, Kratom has anti-bacterial properties in general, and kills all sorts of bacteria, which is a far more critical result than the fact that Kratom can kill the bacteria which causes acne.
Based on this study, it seems quite possible that taking Kratom can help treat acne. Also, making a Kratom paste and then spreading it across areas with acne may be even more effective than just taking the Kratom orally.
On a final note, more scientific research needs to be done before it can be definitively stated that Kratom can treat acne, with experiments on humans being especially needed, but the results are promising, and it can’t hurt to spread some Kratom on your skin the next time you get a pimple outbreak.