As medication begins to expand its horizons by venturing into other forms of drugs, kratom is slowly making its mark in the U.S. market. Southeast Asian nations are known for their widespread use of kratom, particularly in remote areas where the plant is easily accessible. With this particular medication’s growing use in the United States, the DEA has taken note of the alleged benefits of Kratom as well as its side effects.
What is kratom?
Southeast Asia is home to the tropical tree known as kratom, whose leaves are used in medicine. Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is widely used and often abused due to its stimulant and sedative properties (depending on its dosage).
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