Science welcomes Kratom; Mitragynine is ‘molecule of the week’ at ACS (American Chemical Society)
Excerpt:M. speciosa, known locally as kratom, has been used in traditional medicine for ≈200 years. It has opiate-like properties and has been used to treat chronic pain and opioid withdrawal symptoms. More recently, it has come into recreational use. Clinical studies on kratom and mitragynine are just beginning.
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