What You Should Know About Kratom

What is kratom?

  • Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tree in the coffee family. It’s found in Southeast Asia and Africa.
  • Traditionally, people have:

Chewed kratom leaves.
Made kratom tea to fight tiredness and improve productivity. 
Used kratom as medicine.
Substituted kratom for opium.
Used kratom during religious ceremonies.


If you have not seen the movie leaf a faith I recommend that you do so you can learn more abouth that wonderful plant.  In the short flick, they examine the reputed healing powers of kratom and take a close look at how it has helped to defeat opioid addiction.