Japanese Universities Patent Kratom

September 29, 2014 The patenting of kratom, well-known for its traditional medicinal uses in Southeast Asia call into question the degree of actual innovation contained in the Japanese work. by Edward Hammond Japanese scientists have patented pain-killing drugs from kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a well-known Southeast Asian medicinal plant. According to the researchers, from Chiba National […] Read more

Kratom Legal Status

Kratom’s Legal Status Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, etc. its relatively new in the US and Europe. It has been used for many years in Southeast Asia as an anti-diarrheal medicine. The leaves of Kratom have been used as an herbal drug from time immemorial by peoples of Southeast Asia. This […] Read more