Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kratom?

Kratom is a tropical tree (Mitragyna speciosa) native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that contain compounds that can have psychotropic (mind-altering) effects.

Kratom is not currently an illegal substance and has been easy to order on the internet. It is sometimes sold as a green powder in packets labeled "not for human consumption." It is also sometimes sold as an extract or gum.

 

Where does Kratom come from?

It is indigenous to ThailandIndonesiaMalaysiaMyanmar, and Papua New Guinea, where it has been used in herbal medicine since at least the nineteenth century.

 

What is Kratom used for?

Traditionally, kratom leaves have been used by Thai and Malaysian natives and workers for centuries. The stimulant effect was used by workers in Southeast Asia to increase energy, stamina, and limit fatigue. In the US, this herbal product has been used as an alternative agent for muscle pain relief, diarrhea, and as a treatment for opiate addiction and withdrawal.

 

Which Kratom should I buy?

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What is the difference between strains?

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Is Kratom safe?

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