Kra Thum Khok (Mitragyna hirsuta)
Common Name: Kra Thum Khok
Scientific Name: (Mitragyna hirsuta)
Description: Mitragyna hirsuta is a tall tree found in parts of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. It’s closely related to Mitragyna speciosa and the leaves have similar paradoxical effects: both stimulating and sedative at the same time.
Ethnobotanical History: In Thailand it’s called Kra Thum Khok and the leaves are chewed, sometimes together with betel nuts (Areca catechu), or brewed with hot water.
Usage: Make a tea with 10 to 20 gram (experienced users may use up to 25 gram) by pouring boiling water over herb in a saucepan, simmering for 30 minutes, straining and serving. Drink slowly over 30 minutes.
Warning: Consult your doctor before using this herbal remedy.