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Is kratom safe? Is it legal? -- Kratom leaf and pills


Kratom, a native herb of Southeast Asia, is typically sold in the U.S. as a leaf powder or leaf extract and may come as a powder, liquid, capsule, or tea. The active compounds in kratom can have opioid-like effects similar to morphine and heroin. Kratom is promoted for many uses, including increasing energy, helping with anxiety and depression, providing pain relief, and easing symptoms of opioid withdrawal. However, these potential benefits come with serious potential risks -- which have included death in several cases.

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