An Indonesian kratom grower displays samples of the plant before and after being processed. Photo: AFP An Indonesian kratom grower displays samples of the plant before and after being processed. Photo: AFP
An Indonesian kratom grower displays samples of the plant before and after being processed. Photo: AFP

Kratom, the herbal supplement from Indonesia that has US drug agencies worried

  • To American and Indonesian narcotics agencies, kratom is a mind-altering drug on a par with heroin
  • But to fans it is a herbal panacea – and to Indonesian villagers, a magic money tree

Topic |   Indonesia
An Indonesian kratom grower displays samples of the plant before and after being processed. Photo: AFP An Indonesian kratom grower displays samples of the plant before and after being processed. Photo: AFP
An Indonesian kratom grower displays samples of the plant before and after being processed. Photo: AFP
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