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Leaves of Mitragyna Speciosa (Kratom)

Kratom leaves have been commonly used for various purposes both recreational and medicinal. They belong to Mitragyna speciosa tree of the family Rubiaceae. 

Official documentation on the plant was done in the 19th century by P.W. Dutch botanist Korthals. He examines the stigma on the first species and found that it looks very similar to a bishop's miter, and thus named it accordingly.

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Fresh kratom Mitragyna speciosa leaves are generally chewed continuously throughout the day to get a refreshing effect. Yellow flowers of kratom tree grow in clusters; while green and glossy leaves often grow up to 7 inches (180 mm) long and 4 inches (100 mm) wide. 

Kratom trees are also known for their fine wood. They are mostly 30 ft tall and 15 feet wide, and it can even grow taller to 40-10ft under better conditions. The ideal growing conditions are wet and moist fertile soil with the full sunlight media in an area sheltered from strong winds.

These leaves shed and replaced on a regular basis but sometimes leaves shedding also occurs due to climatic conditions. Leaves fell more during the hot and dry climate of the year; and there is a considerable growth of new leaves during the rainy season.

It has also been observed that, if they do not grow in their natural tropical environment, the leaves usually fall with colder temperatures mostly around 4 degrees Celsius. More recently, Kratom is even used by young people to make a refreshing drink.