Herbs are plants which are used as food, for medicinal purposes and flavouring among other uses. They have been used from over sixty thousand years ago and are still being used for such purposes but in a more advanced way since scientific research on the chemical composition of herbs have tapped out new compositions that are useful to the existence of animals. The study of human culture, scientifically termed as ethnology in relation to the study of plants, scientifically termed as botany aids in sourcing out even more uses of plants that are useful to human beings. Ethnobotanical therefore refers to the scientific study of the relationship between people and plants which is majorly aimed at utilising the plants for medicinal purposes. These plants which are used in such beneficial ways are therefore referred to as ethnobotanical herbs.
There exists several ethnobotanical herbs. Among these are: Sweet Flag- Acorus Calamus, Soursop- Annona Muricata and Kratom- Mitragyna Speciosa to name a few. Kratom is a type of ethnobotanical herb. They are trees that are have herbal uses and have the following distinguished characteristics; maximum height of about thirty meters, a maximum width of four point six meters and dark green leaves .These leaves can grow to a maximum length of seven inches and maximum width of four inches .The chemical composition of the ethnobotanical herbs’ leaves constitutes of over forty chemical compounds. These are alkaloids which include mitraphylline, mitragynine, 7-hydroxymitragynine, mitragynine pseudoindoxyl, raubasine, yohimbe alkaloids, rhynchophylline among others .
Mitragynine is an alkaloid found in these ethnobotanical herbs was once thought to be the primary active chemical compound among its forty chemical compounds .However, 7-hydroxymitragynine is currently believed to be the most primary active chemical compound among these particular ethnobotanical herbs concentration. Mitragynine chemical level in the leaves of these ethnobotanical herbs varies depending on several factors. Among these factors, the location of the trees is the main agent. For instance, those that grow in south east of Asia have higher levels than those found in any other parts of the world .Not even those which are reared in an enclosed suitable climatic conditions of a greenhouse can outmatch that .This is clear proof that the plants’ mitragynine concentration level entirely depends on where it is located. The concentration of mitragynine can go as low as non-existent in ethnobotanical herbs of these kind that grows in some locations.
Growing these ethnobotanical herbs trees can be as easy as growing a simple flower garden only if the conditions required for their proper growth are considered and put in place accurately .These includes; planting 5-10 seeds per pot, sprinkling them on the soil and covering them with very little soil layer. However, these sliver size seeds are extremely difficult to locate since their tiny pods explode dispersing the small 50 seeds found in a pod per head into the air. Buying of its seeds is therefore an appropriate option. The seeds have a low germination rate of 20% on fresh seeds and 10% on those that are not fresh but they can germinate in a range of cool to hot environment, so it is recommended to find kratom for sale instead of growing it on your own. Kratom is a herbal plant that has existed for years and this generation has also been graced with its existence.