Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia, where it has been used as traditional medicine since at least the nineteenth century.

Kratom Island works with the farmers from Borneo, Indonesia who rediscovered the extraordinary potential of this local plant. Hand harvested from the mature trees in the jungle, it is 100% organic and natural (no pesticides and preservatives added).

How does it work

There are 25 alkaloids found in Kratom. The main ones are Mitragynine (provides analgesic, antitussive, antidiarrheal, adrenergic, antimalarial effects) and 7-hydroxymitragynine that produces sedation, pleasure, and decreases pain.

Kratom interacts with opioid receptors in the brain but it is not an opioid.

Also, Mitragynine can interact with other receptor systems in the brain to produce stimulant effects even it consist no caffeine.

Medical potential

Kratom gained popularity due to its pain relief and opioid withdrawal properties. A growing number of scientific studies shows the effects, such as: anti-depressantanti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.

It is an antioxidant that can be used against diarrhea, as a solution against alcoholism and as a substitute for drugs in general. It also has an analgesic effect that competes with morphine, it is a muscle relaxant and show some potential in the treatment of diabetes.

Kratom solves insomnia problems, cures hangover and helps against jet-lag.

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