Opioids similar to morphine, codeine, and oxycodone are extracts or analogs remoted from a unmarried resource: the opium poppy. for a very long time, it was once believed to be nature’s purely resource of opioids. however it now appears to be like that organic range has developed an alternate resource of opioid compounds―those derived from the plant Mitragyna speciosa. This plant, referred to as Kratom in Thailand or Biak-Biak in Malaysia, has lengthy been used in the neighborhood as therapy for discomfort, fever relief, diarrhea, or even depression.

Kratom and different Mitragynines: The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Opioids from a Non-Opium Source

offers an advent to the chemical and organic houses of alkaloids remoted from M. speciosa as good as their artificial analogs. The booklet covers numerous subject matters together with phytochemistry, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacology. present study, analgesic results, and dependancy power also are mentioned. because the first vast textual content at the simple technological know-how and medical use of Kratom, the booklet presents readers with a concise but complete creation to nature’s "other opioid."

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