Kratom, also known by its botanical name Mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia. This plant is typically grown in locations such Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and a few other areas in this region. The Kratom plant is in the same family as the coffee tree (Rebiaceae), which is one of the reasons Kratom is known to be a stimulant. In its indigenous regions, Kratom has been documented and used in traditional medicine since the early nineteenth century.
Kratom is most recognizable in its powder form. Although the Kratom leaf can be eaten raw, it is most often crushed into a powder. When the Kratom plant is harvested, its leaves are pulled, dried, and then crushed into powder. There are no added chemicals or preservatives to the powder; Kratom and its effects are all natural.
Kratom contains alkaloids including mitraphylline, mitragynine, and 7-hydroxymitragynine which act as mu-opioid receptor antagonist. For this reason, Kratom is often used to manage chronic pain and is a natural alternative to opiates. With its pain blocking properties, Kratom is an ideal solution for people suffering from opiate addiction.
In small auromas, Kratom has stimulating effects and in larger therapies, Kratom has sedative effects. Also, different strains of Kratom, depending upon the type of vein found on the leaf, can influence whether there is a more stimulating or sedative effect.
Although there have not been FDA approved studies completed within the United States, Kratom is known to have a number of health benefits. In addition to its natural pain relief, Kratom is known to be a natural energy booster; improve anxiety, depression and mood swings; promote healthy sleep; improve the immune system; and help with opiate addiction. But Kratom is NOT approved by the FDA for consumption and we do not condone or promote it.
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