Kratom is the name for the leaves of the tropical Mitragyna Speciosa tree that is closely related to Rubiaceae – also known as the coffee bean tree. This tree can grow to a height of 100 feet and features large, green leaves with tiny yellow flowers. In areas of Southeast Asia where it is an indigenous plant, it is one of the most common herbal remedies, used to treat a range of conditions such as mood enhancement, stimulant properties, anxiety relief and recreational use. In smaller doses, it is said to increase alertness, sociability, sexual drive as well as physical and mental energy. In high doses, it can alleviate chronic pain, reduce feelings of stress and anxiety while also improving one’s mood. Kratom is a all natural extract from the leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa Tree that is native to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, etc.). It has been used as a traditional medicine by Southeast Asian people for many hundreds of years.
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