Kratom resin is derived from a species of a large tree in the Rubiaceae family found in Southeast Asia whose leaves are found to have medicinal properties. It is also popularly known as Krathom, Ketum, Cratom, Kakuam, Ithang and Thom. Its botanical name is Mitragyna speciosa and it is related botanically to the Corynanthe, Cinchona and Uncaria plant genera part of the same family group as coffee. Kratom has number of medical uses and benefits including its psychoactive effects. In Southeast Asia, the fresh leaves are most often chewed by people seeking the numbing yet stimulating effect.
Kratom is grown widely in Indonesia and exported as a dried herb and it is enjoyed in many forms around the world At times the leaves are extracted into water and evaporated into a tar, which can then be swallowed. At present, Kratom resin has gained popularity for recreational purposes as the leaves of the plant have a very pleasant opiate-like effect. Kratom resin is distilled into a concentrated reduction from leaves harvested from the Kratom tree. buy kratom
Kratom leaves or powder is also used for making a bitter tasting Kratom tea and it can also be ingested as kratom extracts or powdered leaves. Once Kratom resin is extracted and reduced, it is a dark brown non-tacky tar-like substance. It can be molded by hand into small pellet-sized balls and swallowed, washed down with juice or water. This method is used most popularly in Western society.