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A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind demonstration of kratom’s potential as an analgesic

A small double-blind study has demonstrated that kratom—a southeast Asian herb traditionally chewed as a stimulant to combat fatigue—has analgesic properties in regular users. Twenty-six men in their early to mid-20s who had used kratom regularly for several years received kratom or placebo in a randomized, blinded order after a…

Nov 30, 2020
 
 

Kratom may be the most common recreational drug you’ve never heard of

Whether you pronounce it “CRAT-em” or “CRATE-em,” kratom has emerged recently as a drug of concern in the United States. Legal in some states, illegal in others, this drug may have the potential to be an effective medication in the future, but is also being widely used recreationally without any…

Nov 03, 2020