What is Kratom?

Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is a tree in the same family as the coffee tree (Rubiaceae). Kratom is found in Southeast Asia, mainly in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia. The biotic name of Kratom is: Mitragyna Speciosa. The plant was first described and recorded by the Dutch botanist Pieter Willem Korthals, early 19th century.

Kratom leave example image

Kratom leaves are traditionally used as medicine by the people of Southeast Asia. Kratom is used by traditional medicine for its stimulant and sedative effects.

Kratom tree

Kratom in low doses will work as a stimulant, while in higher doses it will have a sedative effect. Throughout the world Kratom is being used as a recreational drug, natural pain killer, medicine for diarrhea or for treating addiction.

Kratom Yellow Flowers

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