Kratom is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia.  Botanical name of kratom is Mitragyna Speciosa. Leaves of kratom tress are used for medicinal purposes as the leaves contain compounds that can have psychotropic or mind altering effects on the consumer.  
It grows in Central and Southern Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and few other places. Kratom leaves that are usually broad and green in color are plucked by hand, dried in broad daylight and then they are consumed either by brewing as tea or pulverized and swallowed with water.  
Kratom is an evergreen tree in the coffee family. For centuries, kratom has been used as psycho-stimulant. Psycho-stimulant are drugs that are used for temporary increase in mental alertness, concentration and physical energy. Some common examples of psycho-stimulants are caffeine, nicotine, methamphetamine etc.  Kratom is also known as 

  • Biak
  • Kakuam
  • Ketum
  • Herbal
  • Thom
  • Ithang

Kratom is an herbal supplement containing alkaloid compound called Mitragynine and 7-Hrdrozymitragynine.  Kratom is classified as a stimulant. These stimulating effects were used by low class people like workers in Southeast Asia to gain energy for their work and to be able to work for longer time to earn more money, limiting fatigue.  It is used as a stimulant with low dose, and as a sedative at high dose. It is also a recreational drug, pain killer, medicine for diarrhea and treatment for opiate addiction. According to many, kratom is also useful in treating arthritis, restless legs syndrome and fibromyalgia. 

Relieves  Pain

Kratom can quickly relieve pain as the kratom leaves contain analgesic properties and these relieve pain y quickly throughout body by impacting the hormonal system.  When the consumer chews the leaves, serotonin and dopamine are released into the body and hence the pain is alleviated. The leaves also contain alkaloids and theses alkaloids dull the pain receptors in entire body.  Consequently, kratom leaves are very important as it is proved that these leaves contain opium-like or morphine like quality.