Definition of Kratom
In this article, plants that help in relieving stress and depression will be tackled such as Kratom. But first, what is Kratom? Wikipedia defined Kratom (also known as ketum or kratum ) with the scientific name of Mintragyna speciosa as “a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia and has been used in traditional medicines since at least the nineteenth century”. Kratom leaves are used in order to produce stimulant and opioid effects. Opioids are a type of drug that can be found naturally at the opium poppy plant. Moreover, unlike other plants, Kratom is not that frequently heard by people and documentations and research about this plant are still not that intact that’s why its effectiveness and safety is debatable to some people who are planning to use such plant in different purposes.
Origin of Kratom and Countries that Grows Such Plant
Asian countries have depended on kratom for its medicinal effects. The leaves of this kind of tropical forest plant contain the medicinal benefits that will be tackled later in this article. Also, other people call this plant as Mitragynine. Other synonyms of M. speciosa are Nauclea korthalsii, Nauclea luzoniensis and Nauclea speciosa. It is found in places like Philippines, New Guinea, Borneo, Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, and Malaysia.
What does that plant look like? Kratom can be as high as 25 meters. The tree’s trunk is somewhat straight and its leaves are glossy and dark green in color. In addition to that, the flowers can grow beautifully in clusters of three at the end of branches.
Benefits and Uses
Kratom is well known for its medicinal benefits and with proper usage, it can surprisingly treat various diseases and conditions such as leukemia and diabetes. Some of the most common medicinal effects of kratom are:
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Relaxes the mind and body
- Helps in lowering blood sugar, thus prevent diabetes
- Provides energy booster and mood enhancer to its users
- Serves as pain relievers
- Helps in boosting immune system to prevent body from occurring various illnesses and diseases
Prior to purchasing and using this plant, it is important to educate ourselves first about this kind of medicinal plant. WE will never know that is fake or real news about a product. marijuana 101 provides helpful information about kratom and other drugs. Try vising their site to know more about its benefits and where can buy one.
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