Main compounds of kratom

Kratom is a Southeast Asian herbal tree which is basically an opium type species. It naturally grows in tropical areas such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Kratom has some beautiful therapeutical and clinical values for its chemical balance. In western country, kratom is used as the painkiller, 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 its good sides and uses in few words. In this article, we will try to talk about its most important chemical status. But you can learn more about kratom here

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 kinds 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 at these chemical compound kratom contains.

Alkaloids: Mitragynine and mitraphylline

Alkaloid can make 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. The molecular formula is C23H30N2O4 and 398.4953 g/mol is its molecular weight. This alkaloid mostly found on M. species 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 every day they invented more new information. If you want to know more about it just a look on our site every day.


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