Kratom, otherwise known by its botanical name as Mitragyna speciosa, is a tree native to Southeast Asia, (Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and elsewhere.)  Kratom is in the same genetic family as the coffee tree. The leaves of kratom have been used as an herbal remedy for centuries by the peoples of Southeast Asia. It is used as an herbal medicine as a stimulant, (at low doses), sedative, (at high doses), pain killer, anti-diarrheal, and treatment for opiate withdrawal symptoms. Be advised: we sell kratom only as an herbal specimen for legitimate research, incense, and educational and/or ornamental purposes only. Not for human consumption.