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Is It Possible to Grow or Cultivate the Kratom Plant?

Kratom, with scientific name Mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical tree from the coffee family. It is commonly found in the Southeast Asian region and is believed to have medicinal benefits. In the countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and other neighbouring countries, it is used in low doses as a stimulant and a sedative when given in high,…
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Is Kratom a Dangerous Drug or Just a Simple Herbal Pain Reliever?

Kratom also known as mitragyna speciosa is a native plant to Southeast Asian nations, including Thailand, where it has been banned since 1943.  There are many varieties of Kratom, including powder, tea and capsules and many ways in which it can also be administered chewed, eaten or mixed with drinks. There is also a wide…
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Could Kratom be a Natural Alternative to Pharmaceutical Drugs?

Mitragyna speciosa, commonly known as Kratom, is a tropical tree in the coffee family that grows in most countries of the Southeast Asian region. It is commonly seen in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and other neighboring countries. Natives of Southeast Asia have been using Kratom as an herbal supplement for decades. They use it to treat diarrhea, as a painkiller…
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Arguments Over the Safety of Kratom Consumption

With the hype that the Internet and the news are giving Kratom, it is impossible not to wonder and ask “what is this Kratom plant and is it really safe to consume?” The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) enlisted Kratom under its list of Drugs and Chemicals of Concern and the reason behind this was mainly…
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Origins & History of the Kratom Plant

Kratom is widely distributed through online websites and convenience stores due to its alleged ability to make someone more alert at the same time, be a painkiller and analgesic. We know what Kratom can do, and we know what it does to its users, either if used well or abused. Now, let’s go back in time and see…
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Could Kratom be Beneficial for Pain Management?

The kratom tree, indigenous to several countries in the Southeast Asian region, has been used by people for different purposes. As of today, kratom is well-known as an analgesic pain killer, which is why it is widely used as a supplement for treating chronic pain. Behind the Painkilling Effect Alkaloids are naturally occurring compounds that interact…
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Analgesic, Subjective and Toxic Effects of Kratom

The Kratom belongs to a tree like plant group that belongs to the Rubiaceae family (Mitragyna genus). Focusing on the medical perspective, the Kratom’s most important species are the Mitragyna speciosa, a Kratom species that locally grows in Thailand and surrounding Southeast Asian countries. Table of Contents1 Human Use and Effects2 Animal Models3 Subjective Effects…
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Types and Active Components of Kratom

Kratom is the newest drug gaining traction mainly in the herbal marketplace. This drug was originally derived from a tree native to Thailand, which is also a member of the coffee family. Traditionally, the folks in Southeast Asian countries chew fresh Kratom leaves as a sort of a stimulant and pain reliever. Table of Contents1…
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Truth About Kratom Effects

Kratom’s botanical name is Mitragyna Speciosa, which is a herb commonly found and grown in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and some other parts of Southeast Asia. Kratom also comes from the family of the coffee tree, while its leaves are considered an herbal drug used for many purposes. Table of Contents1 Kratom Dose-dependent Effects2 Natural Enhancer3…
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How Many Regular Kratom Users Are Affected?

Kratom is known for its stimulating and sedating effects and is widely used not only in the United States, but also in other countries across the globe. It has a well-established history when it comes to its health benefits, but law enforcement officials are brewing legislation in prohibiting the sale and consumption of the product,…
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Kratom as Hyped or True Therapeutic Product

Mitragyna Speciosa is the botanical name of Kratom with its leaves known to be very helpful in treating diarrhea, including opiate addiction. It is also widely used in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and considered as a very effective stimulant, sedative, and painkiller. In the United States alone, users of Kratom have manifested positive results and…
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How Scientific Discoveries Changed the History of Kratom

Nowadays, people see kratom as a medicinal herb or recreational drug with many unique characteristics. Aside from the legendary effects and the diverse classifications of the kratom plant, it has also been part of the folk tradition of many Southeast Asian countries for many years. However, there is very little amount published studies related to…
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