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The Origin of Kratom

Kratom is also known as Mitragyna Speciosa. The unique plant has been around this world for quite some time now. However, most people had never even heard of Kratom nor the origin of Kratom until as of recently, within the past couple years. Consumers all over the world now desire and have a strong appetite for this plant, as its herbal remedies are quite obvious and well-documented to the public. However, there are effects and parts of this plant that are still unknown to the public. Til today, the plant doesn't have much proper research conducted on it, so its efficacy is still not fully verified. However, scientists and curious people alike are working to change that as some have found that the effects from this plant are very beneficial to the human body. Where did Kratom come from though? The origin of Kratom is not completely known. Only assumptions can be made from bits and pieces found within recorded history of this plant. We know so far that the Kratom plant originates from Southeast Asia. It has been used within that area by native cultures for a variety of purposes, for many centuries. For example, tribal societies had used it in the past as a mild stimulant by chewing on its leaves, as it was very similar to Khat or Coca in a functional sense.   Tribal societies used it as a mild stimulant by chewing its leaves, making it very similar to Khat or Coca in a functional sense. It is said to increase the appetite, give energy, and increase sexual potency. Native tribes in this region would eat it, smoke it, or brew it as a tea. It was rarely used by itself because of its bitter taste. Native tribes would also often use it as a poultice for various wounds. Historically, the Kratom tree was enjoyed most by laborers, field workers, and others who worked hard and demanding jobs.     Over the years, we now know of more side effects, such as nausea, constipation, dizziness, sweating, itching, dry mouth, seizures, muscle tremors, liver damage, and hallucinations. However, this may only occur if Kratom is used irresponsibly. This is why strive to remind people to always be careful with the amount of Kratom being consumed.