Kraton is a Southeast Asian tropical tree which contains psychotropic compounds, also known as Baik, Ketum, Kakuam, Ithang, Thom. You can get kratom locally and also is legal. Although it is warned: “not for human consumption” people do consume the substance to relieve pain.

There is very little research done on the uses and effects of the substance. Kratom is not an opioid, but the results have been proven to be similar to opioids such as codeine and morphine. It is generally sold in the form of a green powder, but you can also find kratom in the form of pills, capsules, extracts, sometimes people brew kratom leaves and consume in the form of tea, or the leaves of kraton can be chewed, smoked or even by mixing it with other foods. Some research found the psychological benefits of this substance which are proven to be helpful for someone dealing with psychological traumas.


Kratom is always adviced by the doctors to be consumed in small amounts to get the most out of the substance; consumption of large quantities might lead to negative results. It is highly recommended that one should consume the substance after learning about its effect on your body by a medical professional. Here are some benefits of kratom.

Increased energy and Alertness

If you have a problem with laziness due to depression, kratom might be recommended to you by your doctor. As the active ingredient in kratom ‘Mitragynine’ mimics the effect of opioids while interacting with your Brain. It enhances your performance, increases your energy and makes you more alert about the surrounding. Another research based on kratom concluded that it also helps in increasing your libido.

Relieves pain with withdrawal caused by opioid

Mitragynine in kratom binds with the opioid receptors in your brain and produces the same effect as opioid although not opioid, it helps in relieving the pain caused by the withdrawal of opioid as it sends messages to the brain to ease the pain. Although it is also prescribed to people with chronic pain, although it is not advisable as the dosage of the substance is tricky.


Help you keep a calm mental state.

Mitragynine can come in contact with brain receptors and alter mood and help make people calm. Due to which, it is mostly recommended as a natural cure to people suffering from anxiety, depression, mood disorder. Although doses one consumes can be tricky as small doses will help maintain a good mood, but a larger dose may promote mood swings, cause irritation.

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