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The Antidepressant-Like and Analgesic Effects of Kratom

Kratom employed as a traditional medicine to improve mood and relieve pain, has shown increased use in Europe and North America. Here, the dose-dependent effects of a purified alkaloid kratom extract on neuronal oscillatory systems function, analgesia, and antidepressant-like behaviour were evaluated and kratom-induced changes in ΔFosB expression determined
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Kratom Can Reduce Opioid Withdrawal – McCurdy Studies

Despite an FDA import alert, an estimated 2,000 metric tons of kratom enter the U.S. monthly from Southeast Asia, suggesting millions of users across the country. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has classified kratom as a drug and chemical of concern, pending further study. A University of Florida investigator asks: can this controversial tree help end the opioid