The leaves of the herb kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a local of Southeast Asia in the coffee family, are used to relieve discomfort and enhance state of mind as an opiate substitute and stimulant. The herb is also combined with cough syrup to make a popular drink in Thailand called "4x100." Because of its psychoactive properties, however, krat… Read More


The Food and Drug Administration is punishing numerous companies that make and distribute kratom, a supplement with pain-relieving and psychoactive qualities that's been connected to a recent salmonella outbreak.In a letter released on Tuesday, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb called on 3 companies in various states to stop offering unappr… Read More