Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree from Southeast Asia and is native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Kratom (the original name used in Thailand) is a member of the Rubiaceae family. Other members of the Rubiaceae family include coffee and gardenia.
The leaves of kratom are consumed either by chewing, or by drying and smoking, putting into capsules, tablets or extract, or by boiling into a tea. Capsule dosage is typically dependent on the size of each capsule.
How is kratom powder produced?
Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia offer the best cultivation grounds for kratom. To make kratom powder, leaves of the kratom tree are cut with careful precision. Once harvested the leaves go through an extensive process of drying and curating. They are then crushed to make the kratom powder and packaged in capsules.