At least 25 alkaloids have been isolated from Kratom leaves. Three of these compounds directly activate opiate receptors. Mitragynine (MG), the dominant indole alkaloid found in Kratom, is responsible for much of Kratom’s analgesic activity. MG’s painkilling potency is equal to codeine. Japanese researchers reported
A bipartisan group of 51 U.S. representatives is asking the Obama administration to reconsider a unilateral move by the Drug Enforcement Administration to ban the drug kratom, a plant whose opiate-like effects are making it an increasingly popular alternative for treating pain and drug addiction.
A large and bipartisan contingent in Congress is asking the Obama administration to delay the sudden ban poised to take effect next week on possessing kratom, a Southeast Asian tree leaf product that supporters describe as a near-miraculous treatment for pain, depression and addiction to
The Lucky Kwik Stop looks like any other convenience store. Tucked in amid the low-slung buildings in the Linda Vista Plaza at the corner of Liberty Street and Fairview Avenue, customers pop into the shop for smokes, a cold drink or any of the other
Nine out of 10 respondents in the largest survey conducted to date of kratom users believe that the coffee-like herb is effective for dealing with joint and muscle comfort and related problems, according to the findings released today by the Pain News Network (PNN) at
Demonstrators gathered Tuesday outside the White House to demand that a natural product from Southeast Asia called kratom be kept legal in the United States.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have cited an increasing incidence of kratom
Supporters of a citizens' petition that calls on the Obama administration to reverse a decision that will make the sale and possession of kratom illegal have reached their goal of 100,000 signatures.
But the move is largely symbolic and will probably not prevent the Drug Enforcement
Portland Oregon - Kratom is sold in shops all across Portland, but come September 30, shop owners have to take it off their shelves. Kratom is sold in shops all across Portland, but come September 30, shop owners have to take it off their shelves.
A petition asking the White House to not classify Kratom as a Schedule I drug passed the 100,000 signature mark Thursday, triggering a response from the Obama Administration.
The petition was created Aug. 30 in response to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) decision to temporarily classify
To study how kratom works in the brain, Andrew Kruegel simply ordered the plant online. In the chemistry lab where he works at Columbia University, he boiled it in methanol, concentrating it down to something unrecognizable.
By using fluorescent molecules to watch the proteins in action,
The DEA has decided to make the herbal supplement kratom a Schedule I substance.
In response, over 100,000 people are calling on President Barack Obama to intervene after the Drug Enforcement Administration announced plans to wage war on kratom,
The petition, posted last week to the White
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Tuesday it would make kratom a Schedule I substance after a 30-day waiting period, where it would remain for two or three years under an emergency scheduling order that ultimately could become permanent.
The DEA says in its scheduling announcement in