WHAT IS KRATOM?
Mitragyna speciosa is indigenous to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea. It was first described by the Dutch botanist Pieter Korthals in 1839, who named it Stephegyne Speciosa; it was renamed and reclassified several times before George Darby Haviland provided the final name and classification in 1859.
Since 2013, Kratom has been studied in cells and in animals. Kratom leaves are commonly used by smoking or chewing, as a tea, powdered in capsules or pills, or extracted for use in liquids