Kratom, a tree in the coffee family which is scientifically known as “Mitragyna Speciosa”, is significantly drawing interests and debates beyond South-East Asia where its leaves have been highly embraced by the locals as a traditional medicament for various ailments. In addition to medication, Kratom leaves can also be used for non-medical purposes such as spicing of food. Some of the latest swings the remedy is currently facing include:
Kratom attracts both support and controversy from different government agencies
Compared to the antecedent years, Kratom is presently attracting many users across the world, having traces in at least a quarter of the 195 countries in the world today. The plant-derived NPS has grown to the point of users purchasing it not only in its raw form but also as an ingredient in some products such as spices. As the herbal medication gains popularity across different parts of the globe, various support groups and researchers are boldly running campaigns in promoting its use within their domiciles.
Inasmuch as the herbal medication is drawing support from various quarters, there are also controversies surrounding its use. This can be attributed to the fact that few countries are yet to place the drug under intensive research programmes before documentation and scheduling for public use. The hotly contested medication has attracted a ban in some states such as Alabama, however, these are based on mere speculations not backed up by scientific facts.
More people are embracing the use of Kratom
Despite being a popular drug for the treatment of opioid addiction especially as broadcasted by many headlines, Kratom has several other uses as outline via kratomnews.org. These include immune system stimulation, blood sugar stabilization, energy boosting, and much more. As a result of the medication’s wide application to curb both medical and non-medical challenges, more people are turning to Kratom as a solution to the various ailments and other health-related disorders.
Additionally, research emanating from various entities show that Kratom bear antioxidant properties key in maintaining cardiovascular functions. Furthermore, the plant is also believed to contain vital vitamins and mineral salts, this has further driven the populations towards the adoption of the herbal drug.
Researchers Studying Kratom say this is not the time to fight the plant
As a result of the widespread fight to ban the use of Kratom in various countries and states, many researchers in support of the drug are teaming up and strongly coming out to protect the future existence and use of the drug. A good example is the three-day rally that was held by Kratom advocates in Capitol Hill on June this year.
According to Kratom supporters, it is time that various governments including other interested agencies intensify research in how the usefulness of the plant can be expounded beyond its current scope and not debase its use. Overly, there is a lot still yet to unfold about the application of Kratom since its wide adaptation has just started to gain ground.