Kratom leaves at a farm in Pontianak. Photo: AFP Kratom leaves at a farm in Pontianak. Photo: AFP
Kratom leaves at a farm in Pontianak. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Indonesia cashes in on Kratom amid debate over the plant’s health benefits

  • Advocates say it is a safe alternative to prescription drugs
  • But US’ health authorities have linked its consumption to dozens of deaths

Topic |   Indonesia
Kratom leaves at a farm in Pontianak. Photo: AFP Kratom leaves at a farm in Pontianak. Photo: AFP
Kratom leaves at a farm in Pontianak. Photo: AFP
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