What is Kratom

Mitragyna speciose, commonly known as kratom is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. Kratom is a tropical tree native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.

The leaves from this tropical tree have been used for medicinal purposes due to its morphine-like effects. The majority of the health benefits of kratom are derived from the unique chemical compounds and nutrients found within the leaves of the plant, including a wide range of alkaloids and other organic substances that affect many organs of the human body.

Mitragynine, the primary active alkaloid in kratom, is associated with being responsible for its opioid-like effects. The scientific name of this evergreen tree is Mitragyna speciosa. Kratom leaves come in three types which include red, green and white.

Each of these leaves produces different strains that have different effects. The stem of Kratom is also used for medicinal benefits. Though Kratom contains more than 40 alkaloids, the major alkaloids are only two in number.