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Kratom for pesach

Question:

Kratom is an herbal supplement that is used to help with anxiety and depression.
It is leaves from a tree that are ground up, and as far as I know, there are no additives, but I can’t be sure. Here is some more information about it:

Kratom is……..Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree from Southeast Asia and is native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Kratom, the original name used in Thailand, is a member of the Rubiaceae family. Other members of the Rubiaceae family include coffee and gardenia. The leaves of kratom are consumed either by chewing, or by drying and, putting into capsules, tablets or extract, or by boiling into a tea.

It has a very bitter taste. I personally use it for stress reduction and anxiety issues. Am I allowed to take it on pesach? It is not doctor prescribed, but I use it daily to help me with stress and anxiety. Thanks

Answer:

In general dietary supplements need a hechsher in order to be used for Passover, because even though the active ingredients does n’t have any issues, the inactive ingredients can. Therefore you should only use supplements that have a Kosher for Passover symbol. You can try “Maxi Calm”, which is Kosher for Passover. You can get it online or in many health food stores.

Chag kasher v’sameach

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