Pain, Anxiety, Concentration, and Addiction Withdrawal: Kratom
Old Herbal Cures resurface in the herbal world all the time. Sometimes, they hit our main stream culture as super foods or super cures, and sometimes they’re vilified. Most often, those extreme takes on the plants our ancestors knew well are born from ignorance about the plant or the cultural context in which we humans first befriended it. Today, we’re demystifying the latest old herbal to venture into mainstream American culture: Kratom. Join us as we explore the history, use, and safety issues around this member of the coffee family.
Links we mentioned:
- American Kratom Association
- Following “the Roots” of Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa): The Evolution of an Enhancer from a Traditional Use to Increase Work and Productivity in Southeast Asia to a Recreational Psychoactive Drug in Western Countries
- DEA: Kratom
- Kratom: Deadly Drug or Herbal Cure for Opiod Epidemic by Annamaria Scaccia
- The Kratom User’s Guide by Daniel Siebert
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