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.
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.