As Opioids Claim Thousands of Lives, This Alternative is Thriving

An unlikely place deep in the remote jungles of Borneo is flourishing, thanks to the nearly insatiable demand for an alternative to opioid-based pharmaceuticals and their potentially deadly effects. The opioid epidemic, considered a public health crisis, has resulted in the loss of lives of thousands of Americans, and the numbers of intentional and accidental…… Continue reading As Opioids Claim Thousands of Lives, This Alternative is Thriving

Bay Area Pushes Back Against Regulation

Used for centuries by people in its native Southeast Asia, the herbal substance known as kratom has arrived on U.S. shores in recent years. Proponents argue that kratom shows promise as a natural means of combating opioid dependency, particularly in relieving the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Despite evidence that the botanical substance, derived from a…… Continue reading Bay Area Pushes Back Against Regulation

Botanical Use Increases Despite Increase In Critisism

Known for centuries in its native Southeast Asia, kratom has enjoyed increasing popularity in U.S. cities. Kratom, a powdered preparation of the leaves of Mitragyna speciosa, a close relative of coffee plants, has been imported for a number of years to the United States. But as popularity soars, many states are enacting legislation banning the…… Continue reading Botanical Use Increases Despite Increase In Critisism

The Future of Kratom

For centuries, people in a number of Asian countries have relied on the natural plant kratom. Native to Thailand, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea, the tropical evergreen tree known as Mitragyna speciosa has been refined to produce kratom, a traditional medicine for a wide variety of health concerns. In recent years, kratom has been imported…… Continue reading The Future of Kratom