Kratom is generally consumed as a tea, though it can also be smoked or eaten alone. To prepare kratom tea, boil water in a saucepot. Once the water is at a roaring boil, turn it down to low heat and stir the kratom in. Then, turn the heat off and add a lot of sugar or other sweetener. Stir a little and let it sit for about 10 minutes to let the kratom settle to the bottom. Then, pour your kratom into a pitcher, taking care to leave the powder at the bottom of the pot. Then, you can add more water and boil again up to two more times.
Kratom can also be prepared in a french press, which will filter out all the extra powder.
For someone inexperienced with kratom, I would recommend about 1 tablespoon of kratom, or 5.75 grams. This is a good dose for gauging how kratom works for you. Up to 14 grams is a common dose, but this may cause some nausea for some individuals. Some people have been known to take up to one ounce of kratom at a time but this is not recommended for the uninitiated.