Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family. It’s native to Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and other South Asian countries. The leaves, or extracts from the leaves, have been used as a stimulant and a sedative. It’s also been reported for treating chronic pain, digestive ailments, and as an aid for withdrawal from opium dependence. Kratom is legal in the United States. In the US there haven’t been enough clinical trials to help understand the health effects of kratom. It also hasn’t been approved for medical use in the United States, kratom is usually marketed as an alternative medicine. You can find it in stores that sell supplements and alternative medicines.
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