What is Kratom

Have You Ever Wondered What is Kratom?

Before you order Kratom online, it’s important to understand its origins and why it affects your body the way it does.

Kratom comes from a plant species known as Mitragyna Speciosa, an evergreen tropical tree native to several Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand). Kratom has been used as an analgesic herbal medicine in countries like Thailand and Malaysia as early as the 19th century. Since then, the use of kratom has spread throughout the world, including the United States.

The secret of kratom products’ popularity lies in its leaves. Kratom leaves contain unique alkaloid structures and compounds that can affect our bodies in different ways. Generally speaking, kratom can both stimulate you or calm you down, depending on the amount of kratom you consume. Various strains of kratom can have a stronger or weaker potency, or lean more towards either stimulating or tranquilizing, depending on which strain you choose.

Many personal accounts swear by the effects kratom has on the quality of their life. Most users report benefits such as mitigating pain, improved mood, and calmer attitude. Additional benefits can include better digestion, constipation relief, and even improved sexual drive.

While some kratom users opt to chew on the leaves or steep it in tea, products like kratom powder and kratom capsules come from milled kratom leaves. At Dakind Botanicals, we make sure that our kratom products come from ethically-harvested kratom and are free of contaminants, additives, and fillers. This provides our customers with a smooth and safe kratom experience.

Here’s a fun fact: under its scientific classification, kratom is a member of the Rubiaceae family. This makes it a relative of the ever-popular coffee, which is no surprise why kratom and coffee share several similar effects on people!