Media and Scientific Articles

Below is a small selection of studies, research papers and journal articles on kratom. Refer to PubMed for the most up to date entries on Mitragyna speciosa.

  • Pharmacology of kratom: an emerging botanical agent with stimulant, analgesic and opioid-like effects. (December 2012) View article (Pubmed)
  • Computational Study on the Conformations of Mitragynine and Mitragynaline (April 15, 2011) Read article (Pubmed)
  • Effects of the extracts from Mitragyna speciosa – by Wantana Reanmongkol. Go to article
  • Structure revision of mitragynaline, an indole alkaloid in Mitragyna speciosa Go to article
  • Self-Treatment of Opioid Withdrawal with a Dietary Supplement, Kratom – The American Journal on Addictions Go to article
  • Ethnopharmacology of Kratom and the Mitragyna Alkaloids – Journal of Ethnophamacology, 25 (1989) Go to article
  • Evaluation of Analgesia Induced by Mitragynine, Morphine and Paracetamol on Mice Go to article

Kratom in the Media

2017

Understanding the Kratom Ban Controversy – Chacruna.net – March 13th, 2017

 

2016

Kratom: Deadly Drug or Herbal Cure for Opioid Epidemic? – Rolling Stone – October 21st, 2016

Kratom Use in Athletes – Medium – June 30th. 2016

Recreational Drug Kratom Hits the Same Brain Receptors as Strong Opioids – Scientific American – June 8th, 2016

2013
Experts Study the Benefits of Kratom for Treating Drug Abuse Withdrawal Symptoms – January 30th, 2013
‘Kratom’ craze worries FDA – January 14, 2013

2012

Now They’re Trying to Ban… Kratom? – StopTheDrugWar.org – August 8, 2012
A Fading Thai Drug Finds Its Resurgence in a Cocktail NYTimes – July 23, 2012
Cork Student News: Kratom as Study Aid