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Is Kratom a Drug?

Is kratom a drug, a medicinal herb, a dietary supplement, a “safe food”, a tea? These terms have a whole lot to do with social perception, a little to do with legal issues, and nothing to do with science. Kratom is a shrub that grows natively in Southeast Asia. Botanically, kratom comes from the Rubiaceae …

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Journal Club w/ Dr. Jonathan Cachat #4: Human Evolution and Psychoactive Plants, Scratching the Surface of Kratom History, and Kratom Alkaloids

Kratom Science
Kratom Science
Journal Club w/ Dr. Jonathan Cachat #4: Human Evolution and Psychoactive Plants, Scratching the Surface of Kratom History, and Kratom Alkaloids
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This episode, Dr. Jon and I use the journal article “Following the Roots of Kratom” published in 2015 by BioMed Research International as a jumping off point to talk about kratom history, human evolution and psychoactive plants, Terence McKenna’s “Stoned Ape” theory, and drug in religious cults . Plus, we answer listener mail about kratom …

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