Mitragyna speciosa Korth. generally referred to as kratom, is really a tropical evergreen tree in the espresso loved ones (Rubiaceae) indigenous to Southeast Asia inside the Indochina and Malaysia phytochoria (botanical areas). M. speciosa is indigenous to Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea the place it's been used in classic medication because at the least the nineteenth century. Kratom has some opiate and stimulant like homes.
Mitragyna speciosa is definitely an evergreen tree that can develop into a height of twenty five m (eighty two ft) tall as well as the trunk might grow to a 0.nine m (three ft) diameter. The trunk is normally straight as well as the outer bark is clean and grey. The leaves are darkish green and shiny, and might increase to more than 14-20 cm (five.5-7.nine in) extended and 7-12 cm (two.8-4.seven in) wide when totally open, are ovate-acuminate in form, and reverse in expansion pattern, with 12-17 pairs of veins. The flowers develop in clusters of a few with the finishes on the branches. The calyx-tube is 2 mm (0.079 in) extended and has 5 lobes; the corolla-tube is two.5-3 millimetres (0.098-0.118 in) lengthy.