Have you used Kratom for pain? Kratom is legal federally in the USA, though it has been banned in a few States. Here is a map that shows where it is legal and where it is banned. And further below is an excerpt from a scientific ar
Antinociceptive Action of Isolated Mitragynine from Mitragyna Speciosa through Activation of Opioid Receptor System
...Nowadays, various natural product-derived medicines have been used as alternative therapy for pain. Due to their natural constituents and high availability, natural herbs obtained from traditional natural sources are believed to provide less untoward effect profiles which may offer greater effectiveness compared to synthetic drugs available in the pharmaceutical market. The leaves of Mitragyna speciosa (MS) (kratom in Thai; ketum in Malaysia) have been used in Thailand and Malaysia for the opium-like effect [15,16]. Indole alkaloids, mitragynine (MG) was obtained as the major alkaloid in MS . Previous studies have indicated that MG plays a major role as antinociceptive agent and acts via opioid receptors [18,19]...