The history and the beginning of Kratom research


Today we’ll talk about a unique natural product that is made from dried leaves of a rare tree, which, like coffee, belongs to the Marenov family. Kratom plantations are common in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the islands of Southeast Asia.

The tree grows an average of 45-50 feet tall; has straight trunk. The leaves of the tree are dark green, smooth, simple.

There is a difference in the types of kratom, this is facilitated by the color of the veins of the leaves (red, green or white). Most of the indigenous people of Asia who use Kratom usually use a mixture of all varieties.

The leaves of Kratom turn green all year round and are constantly renewed, but during a certain period of the year the leaves may fall due to environmental conditions. Thus, during a drought the leaves will fall off.

The effects of Kratom depend on the alkaloids in its composition. The average content of alkaloids in kratom is more than 20. The quality and quantity of alkaloids always depends on the conditions of tree growth. Of the main ones: mitragynine, epicatechin (an antioxidant of dark chocolate), 7-hydroxymitraginine, mitraversin, corinantheidine, paanthin, ricophyllin and others. One of the predominant alkaloids of kratom is mitragynine.

The first to use Kratom were peasants who worked in the fields, and used it in order to cope with hard work. To this day in Thailand there is a unique tuk-tuk transport, for the driving of which it is necessary to make great physical efforts. Drivers use Kratom in order to feel alert and energetic. Women rarely use kratom, because it is associated with work and heavy loads, which is not typical for women.


The period of the beginning of the use of Kratom in history is not fixed, the fact has left history for centuries. The first mention of kratom in Western literature was discovered in 1835 by an unknown researcher who wrote that Asian people used the plant as an anesthetic to replace opium.

There is a public opinion that parents of brides choose those suitors who use kratom rather than those who smoke marijuana. This is explained by the fact that those who use kratom are industrious, and those who use marijuana are lazy. After all, most Kratom users began to use it because of the ability to work longer and get better results; It is also worth noting that Kratom creates a strong desire to work.

Kratom is a natural remedy that does not form addiction, if it is used correctly: addiction can only be if it is used in high doses.

In the 19th century, English scientists assigned the definition of mitragyna speciosa to Kratom, and conducted some studies where Kratom acted as a pain reliever as a substitute for opium. And already in the 20th century there are works that describe the use of kratom, namely, powder, leaf chewing and smoking. English scientists were counting on the discovery of a new substance and its further development for mass use in medicine, it was then that mitragynine was isolated.

Finally, the official discovery of mitragynine was first made at the beginning of the 20th century by D. Hooper. Then, after several years, this process was repeated by I. Field, who appropriated this name to the alkaloid. D. Zakarias, R. Rosenstein and I. Jeffrey completely determined its chemical composition only in 1964.

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