Cluster Headaches are a chronic type of headaches and excruciating attacks of pain usually in one side of the head. They are also felt around the eye. Cluster Headaches are considered a more painful form of migraines although these are rare. These headaches are more common in men of ages around 30-40 years, although anyone can get them. Cluster headaches begin without any warning signs and quickly. The pain is so severe that it is often described as a burning, sharp, or piercing sensation on one side of the head. Apart from the head and eye, it is also felt around the face and temple. The most dangerous thing about Cluster Headaches is that they affect the same side of the head again and again.

The patients suffering from Cluster Headaches often feel restlessness and agitation during the attack of pain. In some people, the Cluster Headache attack is so severe that they may react by banging, rocking, or pacing their head against a strong object like the wall.

The causes of cluster headaches are not very much clear according to the doctors. However, some of the causes of Cluster headaches are interlinked with the activity in the Hypothalamus (a part of the brain). Cluster Headaches are also described as a genetic disease because they can transmit from parents to children. Some of the common causes of cluster headache include the consumption of alcohol or smelling a strong odor like perfume, paint, or petrol for a long time.

Some common signs and symptoms of Cluster Headaches are as follows:

  • Red and Watering Eyes
  • Dropping and Swelling of one eyelid
  • Sweaty Face
  • Runny or blocked nostril

Does Using Kratom for Cluster Headaches Work?

Some people use Kratom to get relief from cluster headaches. Kratom is an evergreen, coffee family plant which is usually grown in Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. But is using Kratom for Cluster Pain sensible and safe? We are going to tell you everything you need to know in this regard.

· Is Kratom good for Cluster Headaches?

According to the research studies, Kratom has strong pain-relieving properties and for this reason, it may good for the treatment of Cluster Headaches. Kratom (particularly Kratom leaves) has several active alkaloid compounds among which Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine more significant. These 2 active alkaloid compounds can interact with the opioid receptors in the brain which are solely attractive for opiates. So, if we say that Kratom has somewhat similar effects to opioids, it will not be a wrong statement.

As you know, Opiates have strong analgesic effects and they are used for getting pain relief. So, Kratom can produce the same pain-relieving effects by interacting with the opioid receptors in place of opiates. So, in simple words, Kratom can technically be good for cluster headaches because of its pain-relieving properties.

People use different strains of Kratom to treat cluster headaches especially the red kratom. Strong pain-relieving abilities are associated with red kratom. However, some users also use white kratom because it contains more caffeine-like alkaloids and caffeine (as Kratom is a member of the coffee plant family). Caffeine can improve blood flow which can help in the treatment of cluster headaches. However, it is highly recommended that you should not use the white strain of Kratom for a long time because it can cause a high sedative effect with dependence as well. 

Benefits of Using Kratom for Cluster Headaches

According to the user’s reports and research studies, Kratom can provide the following benefits:

  • It can energize your body and removes the mental brain fog
  • Kratom is an excellent pain-relieving agent (especially red kratom at higher doses)
  • Kratom is not a pharmaceutical and for this reason, it does not produce any sorts of side effects unlike other pharmaceutical drugs

Kratom can be used in many forms. But the easiest way of taking Kratom is by consuming its leaves. You can chew the leaves directly or grind them into powder after drying. You can mix the kratom leaves powder in any of your favorite drinks or food. There are many other forms are Kratom available in the market nowadays such as Kratom capsules, tinctures, paste, and gums, etc.

Guideline about the optimal dosage of Kratom

No matter what type of kratom you are using, you have to take a moderate dose of it to get maximum health benefits. However, if the cluster headache is severe and unbearable, you can use a large dose of Kratom but only 1 time a day. It is really difficult to tell you that how many grams of Kratom you should take to treat cluster headaches. This is because Kratom is a very personal thing. The effects of the same dose of kratom will be different in different people. So, the best way to find your optimal dosage of Kratom is to talk with your family doctor.

If you are a beginner to Kratom, we will suggest the following strengths of kratom doses:

  • Beginners Dose: Up to 3g
  • Moderate Dose: Up to 5g
  • Strong Doe: Up to 8g
  • Very Strong Dose: Above than 8g


Kratom can provide relief from Cluster Headaches due to its strong pain-relieving properties. You can use almost all strains of Kratom but in moderate doses. We recommend that you should consult with your doctor first before using Kratom. It is also very important to keep in mind that Kratom is not a medically proven treatment of Cluster Headaches.

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