Kratom Tropical Tree Pain Relief
Kratom, a tropical tree that is increasingly used throughout the world as a painkiller and an opioid replacement, is now in the spotlight in the West as well as Maeng da kratom. But in Tuana Tuha Village, in the interior of East Kalimantan, the plant was considered a blessing and became the livelihood of most residents.
Kratom or Mitragyna speciose grows in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. Like morphine, this plant contains compounds that work in receptors and affect the mind. This ability makes kratom a popular herbal remedy. At present, US authorities are investigating kratom after more than 130 people die every day from overdose use of opioids.
Although it has revoked kratom’s status as an illegal substance, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to issue a warning in consuming Maeng da capsules such drugs. While BNN has proposed the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) to classify kratom as first-class psychotropic drugs, such as heroin and cocaine. Drug offenses in this category can be punished with a maximum of 20 years in prison. “We ask the Ministry of Health to classify it as a first-class drug. The danger of kratom is ten times that of cocaine or cannabis.
The discussion is still ongoing, “said Deputy Head of Rehabilitation, BNN, Yunis Farida Oktoris Triana, recently. While the American Kratom Association estimates, as of June, there are 15.6 million kratom users in the US, and this industry has a value of more than one billion US dollars. In 2016, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), proposed raising kratom status to Schedule I drugs, equivalent to heroin, LSD, and MDMA.
But after igniting widespread criticism, the proposal was finally withdrawn. Concerns about the impact of kratom, which can make users addicted or other side effects still exist. Last month, a Florida resident was arrested after a disabled man he treated died of heat in his vehicle. “The man fell asleep inside after swallowing two packages of kratom powder,” US police said. SB / R-1
Known as Kedemba
Both in the West and Indonesia, kratom is easily obtained by ordering on the internet or also by buy kratom. Kratom is sold as a green powder, tea, or gum. Kratom is a native plant in Tuana Tuha Village, with a population of 3,000 people. The village is located about four hours drive from Samarinda. The kratom trees, known as edema, are part of the coffee family and grow to a height of seven meters.