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Miracle treatment or dangerous drug?


Controversial drug: Indonesia is cashing in on surging global demand for Kratom, a green powder derived from a tree leaf, but its growing popularity has raised red flags with health regulators. — AFP

Controversial drug: Indonesia is cashing in on surging global demand for Kratom, a green powder derived from a tree leaf, but its growing popularity has raised red flags with health regulators. — AFP

Kratom is already banned for domestic consumption in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, but Indonesia allows its export in unprocessed form and is cashing in on the crop. 

THE sweltering backwaters of Indonesian Borneo have become the unlikely ground zero for the global production and export of Kratom, a tree leaf hailed by some as a miracle cure for everything from opioid addiction to anxiety.

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