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Mitragyna speciosa Korth is a tropical broad- leafed tree indigenous to Southeast Asia, mainly Thailand. Kratom is in the same family (Rubiaceae) as the coffee tree. Kratom has been used by natives of Thailand and other regions of Southeast Asia as an herbal drug for decades. Traditionally, fresh or dried kratom leaves are chewed or made into tea. Some workers in southern Thailand and northern Malaysia chewed the fresh leaves to increase work productivity, reduce fatigue during the day, and to relax after work. Traditionally, when kratom is consumed as a tea, lemon juice is often added to encourage extraction of the alkaloids in the plant. Sugar or honey may be added to mask the bitterness of the tea. Kratom consumption is sometimes followed by drinking warm water, coffee, tea, or palm sugar syrup The dried leaves are also sometimes smoked. The veins of the leaves are usually removed before consumption, and salt may be added to prevent constipation.. Kratom consumption is sometimes followed by drinking warm water, coffee, tea, or palm sugar syrup There are many medicinal properties for which Kratom is known. Not only can it increase energy and reduce pain, the alkaloids in the leaves can bolster the immune system while its anxiolytic attributes help regulate hormones to decrease anxiety, stress, depression, and mood swings. Perhaps its most well known use is to assist with addiction recovery because it can work as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical painkillers by subduing withdrawal symptoms