Kratom: Traditional Medicine from Southeast Asia
Kratom is a tree originating from Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia). Its botanical name is Mitragyna speciosa. Kratom is included in the same family as the coffee tree (Rubiaceae). Kratom leaves have been used as herbs since ancient times by the Southeast Asian countries. It is used as a traditional medicine to function as a stimulant at low doses, sedative at high doses, relieves pain, diarrhea medications, and treatments for drug addiction, opiates, etc. Many people report that the use of Kratom an effective treatment for arthritis, restless foot syndrome (RLS), and fibromyalgia.