Main compounds of kratom

Kratom is a Southeast Asian herbal tree which is basically an opium type species. It naturally grows in the tropical area such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Kratom has some beautiful therapitical and clinical values for its chemical balance. In western country, kratom is used as pain killer, supplement capsules. In New Zealand, they used kratom cigarette as an opiate detox treatment. It also can help to increase the sexual and physical energy and can be used to make us concentrate. It is impossible to finish describing about its good sides and uses in few words. In this article we will try to talk about its most important chemical status.

Chemical status of kratom

The scientific name of kratom is Mitragyna speciosa. Kratom leaf contains more than 40 various kinds of components. It also has many kind of alkaloids.  Mitragynine and mitraphylline are the main alkaloids of kratom. It contains 7-hydroxymitragynine which makes kratom effective for us.  Let’s take a look on these chemical compound kratom contains.images

Alkaloids: Mitragynine and mitraphylline

Alkaloid can makes a great bond with adrenoreceptors of our body cell. Kratom has contains various kind of alkaloids. Mitragynine and mitraphylline are the main alkaloids of a kratom leaf. A Kratom leaf contains 1-6% Mitragynine. Molecular formula is C23H30N2O4 and 398.4953 g/mol is its molecular weight. This alkaloid mostly found on M. speciosa trees. It has some effects like stimulatory, antiseptic, and opiate-like effects. It has a little effect to our nerve system like some opium drugs.


It is another important component of kratom leaves. It can act like opioid agonistic active compounds. Naturally a kratom leaf contains 0.01-0.04% of 7-hydroxymitragynine.  Maybe it’s a little amount but its opioid agonistic activity makes it one of the most important alkaloid content of kratom.

There we tried to gives you an idea about these chemical compound of kratom. But we know it’s not enough description of it. Because scientists are researching continuously about it and everyday they invented more new information. If you wants to know more about it just a look on our site every day.

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