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Kratom
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BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Rubiaciae
Genus :
Mitragyna
Species :
speciosa
COMMON NAMES
Kratom; Ketum; Kakuam; Ithang; Thom; Mambog
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Stimulant; Depressant; Intoxicant
DESCRIPTION
Mitragyna speciosa is a leafy tree that grows from 3-20 meters tall. Its leaves contain 7-Hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine. The leaves are chewed as an opiate substitute and stimulant in Thailand and South-East Asia, primarily among the working class. It has a relatively long history of human use.
BASICS EFFECTS IMAGES HEALTH LAW DOSE CHEMISTRY
Apr 3 2018: FDA orders mandatory recall of kratom products contaminated with salmonella. FDA.gov Press Release.
Mar 23, 2018: The US CDC attributes an outbreak of salmonella to kratom ingestion. Illnesses started on dates ranging from Oct 13, 2017 to early 2018. [see FDA timeline & List of kratom products affected]

February 18, 2018: The US FDA released additional information about deaths related to kratom.

September 2016: The US DEA proposed emergency banning kratom as well as two of its active chemicals (mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine). The DEA then withdrew its notice of intent to schedule and instead sought public comment until Dec 1 2016.