Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is traditionally used as a medicinal plant in Kalimantan and other mainland Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar. A scientific study reveals that kratom has become a plant consumed by the people of southern Thailand and northern Malaysia. Kratom is believed to help reduce pain, relax, prevent fatigue, and help opium addicts to quit. Its benefits have been heard around the world until it is very popular in the United States.
However, the legality of kratom is currently being questioned by many countries, and Indonesia through the National Narcotics Agency is processing kratom into Group I drugs. So, what are the benefits, side effects, and risks of consuming kratom based on studies? We will discuss them in this post.
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