What is kratom, and why is there so much to learn about it?
Kratom itself is a tropical tree that grows in certain Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Borneo. The leaves of this tree can be harvested and dried, and these dried leaves are what people are referring to when they talk about "kratom."
In regions where the tree grows native, these leaves have been used for hundreds of years as a traditional pain reliever. Teas that are made from the leaves were also used in many different types of ceremonies.
Today, traditional usage of these leaves is less common, and kratom use is not as common as it once was in those areas. In the last ten to twenty years, however, kratom use around the world has increased exponentially.
How Does A Kratom Tree Grow?
As mentioned, Kratom is a tropical tree that is native to countries like:
- Papua New Guinea
In these tropical regions, the conditions are perfect for Kratom tree growth, and the trees grow wild. With the right conditions, the trees can grow very tall. They average around 50 feet in height, but they can even soar to heights of 80 feet or taller!