What is Kratom and what kratom is used for.
amazing plant does so much but most people haven't even heard
it is gaining more popularity as time goes on and it's helping
many people with all kinds of things from help with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, giving more energy
to a sense of well-being, all the way up to alleviating serious
pain and ailments.
or Mitragyna Speciosa, it's binomial name, is part of the
Rubiaceae family also know as the coffee family. It's a medicinal
leaf taken from tall trees in Southeast Asia such as Thailand,
Malaysia and Indonesia. First officially documented by Pieter
Korthals, an official Dutch botanist, sometime in the 1830s.
traditionally has been used for it's psychoactive properties
in it's native counties Malaysia and Thailand. Workers and
laborers would chew the fresh leaves for a stimulating and
numbing feeling to help get through the work day.
has many alkaloids including mitragynine (Reported in small
doses to act as a stimulant, and in higher doses more opiate-like),
Mitraphylline (Due to its structural similarity to mitragynine
& 7-Hydroxymitragynine causes effects on mu and Delta
opiate receptors), and 7-Hydroxymitragynine (Which studies
have suggested is the main reason for the opioid effect of
Kratom). It's important to note that Kratom does not get your "high" and is not an opiate itself, only that it affects the opiate receptors and therefore may have potential to help those addicted to hard substances.