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Research on Kratom

Kratom is under research for a range of uses, including in psychiatry thanks to possible antidepressant and antipsychotic properties, and treatment for acute and chronic pain, opioid use disorder, and various mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. Scientists are also hoping to develop novel drugs based on kratom’s molecular

Kratom Statistics

According to a cross-sectional survey of non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMURx) program, covering a total of 59,714 respondents aged 18 years or older, between the third quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, weighted to represent the adult US population: There were about 2,031,803 adults who used

How to Use Kratom

Since 2019, the FDA has warned US consumers not to use kratom at all. That said, people can and do use kratom, both in traditional and modern ways. People often use kratom leaves by chewing them, or by making them into tea. Kratom leaves are also or extracted into powder

What Is Kratom

What is Kratom? Kratom is the common name for the tropical tree named Mitragyna speciosa, an evergreen member of the coffee family. Native to Southeast Asia, it has been used in herbal medicine in Myanmar, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, and Thailand, where it grows wild, since at least the

Is Kratom Legal?

Neither kratom nor its active ingredients, the alkaloids, were listed in the schedules of the United Nations Drug Conventions. The following is a list by country or continent that shows kratom’s legal status. There is not a lot of consistency throughout the world of where this substance is banned or