Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is a natural herb powder made from the leaves of an evergreen tree that grows abundantly in several countries along the equator in Southeast Asia. The tree is a member of the coffee family. There are several varieties of the kratom tree, each having different colored veins running through their leaves.
Kratom leaves have been used as an herbal remedy for centuries by the people in the region. Kratom has been used in folk medicine as a stimulant (at low doses), sedative (at high doses), recreational herb, pain killer, medicine for diarrhea, and treatment for opiate addiction.