What is Kratom?

History of Kratom | Laughing Lion Herbs

Kratom is what we call the leaves from the mitragyna speciosa tree. This tropical tree grows naturally in Southeast Asia and has a long history of being popular in Thailand and Malaysia in particular. The mitragyna speciosa tree is part of the Rubiaceae family, which is the same family the coffee tree belongs to. Kratom leaves may be enjoyed whole and raw in parts of the world where they grow naturally, or they may be ground and crushed to make them easier to handle. Here in the United States, kratom almost always comes in its powdered form, and may even be put into capsules.

Is Kratom New?

 Some people assume kratom is a new discovery because it’s only started to get attention in the United States recently. The truth is, though that the first documented stories of people enjoying kratom are from the 1800s, and many believe people have had a relationship with kratom since ancient times. It was especially popular for physical laborers (who needed energy during the day and had pain at night) to chew on kratom leaves throughout the day. Some scientists have also been studying kratom for decades, though research may be accelerating now as more people become interested in kratom, especially in the United States where the opioid problem continues.

 Types of Kratom

 There are many different types or strains of kratom. Some of our customers like to try a little bit of each of the following types of kratom before deciding which type is their favorite:

Kratom Available Right To Your Door at Laughing Lion Herbs

If you’re looking for the best kratom online, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Laughing Lion Herbs, we’re proud to connect our customers with a wide variety of pure kratom strains. As you consider them all to decide which is most appealing to you, it may be especially helpful that we offer variety packs. This is intended to let people experience the different types of kratom so they can find their favorite strain as quickly as possible. For more information, you can click the links below to read about a variety of different kratom-related topics. Otherwise, you can contact us with additional questions or explore the products in our online kratom shop today.

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