Kratom (Mitragyna speciose) is a plant native to Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Kratom has long been used in traditional medicines, precisely since the 19th century.
The kratom tree was first formally described by the Dutch botanist, Pieter Korthals, in 1839. His Latin name was changed and reclassified several times before George Darby Haviland gave his final name and final classification in 1859.
Kratom has opioid properties and several stimulant effects. In 2018, a study was conducted on the use of kratom leaves as a therapeutic drug, but it produced poor quality. Some people use kratom leaves to deal with chronic pain, treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, and which have recently been used for euphoric purposes. The effect starts within 5-10 minutes after consuming and lasts for two to five hours.
The effects of consuming kratom leaves are nausea, vomiting, and constipation. More severe reactions … Read MoreRead more