What is kratom?
Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is a tropical deciduous and evergreen tree in the coffee family (Rubiaceae) native to Southeast Asia. For centuries, kratom has been a staple in traditional Asian medicine. Its leaves are typically chewed fresh or brewed into a tea to uplift mood, support relief, and promote overall balance.
Due to its bitter taste, westerners have been creative to make the leaf palatable. The crushing up of the leaves and turning them into powder allows for easy ingestion. Nowadays, powdered kratom extracts are also made into capsules and even gummies for even easier consumption.