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Kratom
Rubiaceae
Mitragyna speciosa


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Tree


Rubiaceae Family

Mitragyna Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Ketum


Location

Indigenous to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea

Physical Description
Large parallel-veined, glossy leaves, tropical tree. Can be 80 feet tall, with a 3 foot diameter trunk. Bark is smooth and grey. Flowers grow in clusters of three.


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Rubiaceae
Gentianales
Gentianales
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Kratom has some opioid- and stimulant-like properties. A relative to coffee. Common minor side effects may include nausea, vomiting, and constipation.More severe side effects may include seizure, addiction, and psychosis. Other side effects may include high heart rate and blood pressure, trouble sleeping, and, rarely, liver toxicity. When use is stopped, withdrawal may occur.



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