Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) Powder from Indonesia
Over 25 alkaloids have been isolated from Kratom; the principle one being mitragynine, an indole alkaloid superficially resembling yohimbine (Found in Yohimbe bark), traditionally used to promote relaxation or support a healthy sex life. Additionally, Mitragyna speciosa contains alkaloids thought beneficial to the immune system and lowering blood pressure, as well as powerful antioxidants.
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Kratom also contains alkaloids found in Uña de gato, which are thought to play a beneficial role on the immune system and lower blood pressure, as well as epicatechin, a powerful antioxidant also found in dark chocolate and closely related to the EGCG that gives green tea its beneficial effects.
Kratom or Kratum is in the same family as the coffee tree (rubiaceae). The leaves have been used as an herbal medicine for thousands of years in Southeast Asia.