A gorgeous example of a Kratom tree and its leaves

What is Kratom?

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 as an all natural alternative to help alleviate aches and pains.

Check out the different strains of Kratom we offer by visiting our online store.  Each strain has different know properties which you can learn more about by clicking here.

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