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Kratom Tea Is Being Used to Treat Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Even Opiate Withdrawal—but Is It Safe and Effective?

Kratom Tea Is Being Used to Treat Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Even Opiate Withdrawal—but Is It Safe and Effective?

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What is Kratom tea? This buzzy tea is made from the leaves of the kratom tree, which is native to Southeast Asia. Kratom is thought to act as a stimulant in smaller doses. In larger amounts, it has a sedative effect. Some people even use kratom to ease symptoms of opiate withdrawal. It's marketed as a "natural high" and is illegal in many countries. Kratom tea has also been in the news lately because a Florida mother recently filed a lawsuit claiming that her daughter suffered permanent brain damage due to her kratom tea habit. And the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that they sent warning letters to two sellers of kratom tea for making health claims that are not supported by research. ...