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Mitragyna Speciosa, better known as Kratom, is a tropical tree within the coffee family that is native to Southeast Asia. In many cultures where Kratom is native, it’s been used as a traditional medicine for generations.
Kratom leaves were traditionally chewed to relieve pain, as well as increase energy, sexual drive, and to stimulate appetite. In some ways, it is similar to khat and coca plants that are indigenous to Africa and South America. The reported effects felt by users of kratom can find their origins in the primary active alkaloid present in kratom, known as mitragynine.
Mitragynine levels present in the dried leaf of a Kratom plant can vary from 0.3% or below on the lower end to upwards of 2.0% or higher. Mitragynine interacts on a vast array of receptors in a user’s central nervous system. The most prevalent receptors are the mu, delta and kappa opioid receptors.
Though clinical studies on mitragynine’s effects on the human body are limited, it is believed that the alkaloid is agonist either partially or fully with the mu-opioid receptor. Because of this interaction, kratom has routinely been associated with curbing opioid withdrawal Currently, however, there is no clinical evidence to support those claims.
Kratom as a plant is held in high regard in many different Southeast Asian cultures. For example, in Thailand, Kratom was part of the ritual worship of past ancestors and gods. This integration of Kratom into the fabric of society has led to Kratom being the most illicitly used substance in Thailand (the government of Thailand currently considers kratom a drug). However, times are changing. As of 2018, Thailand has once again allowed Kratom to be processed and sold as a medicine. There are even efforts currently taking place to completely legalize the sale and use of Kratom.
Kratom is an amazing plant with a multitude of uses that we may yet not be aware of. Currently, in the United States, it is considered a controlled substance in a small number of states and it is not approved for any use by the Food and Drug Administration.
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