The Simple Guide to Kratom
Uses, Effects, Safety, and Legal Status – Is it just a harmless traditional medicine or a deadly risk?
By Peter Jones – Mental Health Consultant and Contributor for Rehabs Asia.
What is Kratom?
Kratom (mitrogynia speciose) is a tree indigenous to Southeast Asia. Kratom trees can grow up to nine meters in height and their leaves are prized for having unique properties. People of Southeast Asia have been using Kratom for centuries but it remains illegal in Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia.
The leaf is commonly chewed but it has become used in other ways since being introduced to Europe. Kratom is now available as powder, dried leaves, enhanced leaves, and resin. I’ve even received word that it has now been turned into some kind of intravenous injection.