Reporting from the South China Morning Post, October 10, 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration has found more than 130 people die every day due to an opioid overdose. One case occurred in Florida, a nurse was arrested because his patient died in his car.
When investigated, it was found that the patient fell asleep after consuming two packs of kratom powder or we often call it, in other words, Bali Kratom.
In Indonesia, this medicinal plant is classified as first-class psychotropic substances, such as heroin and cocaine. Those who abuse drugs will get a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.
However, the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) said that they are currently submitting to the Ministry of Health to increase the classification of kratom as a first-class drug.
Kratom there are various types according to where it grows. The effects of kratom-kratom also differ by type. Reporting from westborneokratom.com, there are at least 16 types of kratom that grow in Indonesia and have different effects.
- Kratom from Kalimantan
- Green Maeng Da effect improves mood and self-confidence.
- Green Veins, the effect of increasing energy and overcoming pain.
- Green Kapuas, the effect of increasing energy and overcoming pain.
- White Veins, improve mood and spirit.
- Green Vein Borneo, its effects increase the ability of the brain and regulate metabolism and sexual arousal.
- Red Veins, pain relievers, and sedatives.
- Red Vein Borneo, pain reliever, and sedative.
- Red Sundays, pain relievers, and sedatives.
- Yellow Veins, increase energy, and spirit.
- White Vein Borneo, improve mood and spirit.
- Bentuangi, improve mood and spirit.
- Red Vein Bali which gives a calm effect, and a sense of comfort. So it is often consumed in spare time. But if excessive will make dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, and abdominal pain.
- Red Vein Sumatra gives the effect of reducing pain and overcoming insomnia.
- Green Vein Sumatra increases energy with a moderate effect, relieving pain.
- White Vein Sumatra gives stimulant effects such as increasing alertness, concentration, and enthusiasm.
- Green Papua Kratom, the effect of consuming it is pain reliever, overcoming depression, improving brain ability, calming the stomach