and the brain’s natural release of oxytocin and one that explores the effects of individual kratom-derived compounds on alkaloid receptors. “Ethanol Dysregulation of Oxytocin-Mediated
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Although kratom is seen as a possible remedy for drug addiction, it’s typically associated with harm in western countries but not in those in Southeast Asia where its leaves have
The grant will bolster research on Mitragyna speciosia, or kratom, and its potential to treat opioid misuse and physical dependence.
Christopher McCurdy, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal chemistry, is featured in a PBS NewsHour report on kratom. (Video begins at 6:40)
Dr. Chris McCurdy explains how science is attempting to answer safety questions around kratom in this Conversation story.
UF researchers found kratom delivered significant pain-relieving benefits, reduced opioid withdrawal symptoms and caused minimal respiratory depression.
McCurdy began researching kratom in 2005 and the study represents the first time his team’s kratom research has appeared on a journal cover.
. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which includes crops like hemp, kava and kratom. Faculty from two University of Florida colleges worked together to help
: A Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Study.” The study focuses on the interaction potential of the major kratom alkaloid, mitragynine, and the major cannabinoid, cannabidiol. She looks