Kratom powder comes from the leaves of the Kratom tree. This tropical tree grows in the rain forests of Southeast Asia and belongs to the same family of plants as coffee. Kratom leaves have been chewed by the locals in traditional/folk medicine as an herbal remedy for hundreds of years for a number of ailments including pain management.
At low doses, kratom has stimulant effects and is used to fight fatigue during long working hours. However, at high dosages, kratom can have sedative effects. Although traditionally chewed, the leaves can also be crushed and brewed into a tea or powdered into capsules and tablets.