Throughout tropical West Africa, a shrub-like tree can be found that is known to the locals as “Akuamma”. Similar to kratom, the Akuamma plant is an understory rainforest tree that grows in the wild and flourishes along the riverbanks. Both of Kratom and Akuamma plants are said to provide natural stimulation and temporary relief from discomfort.
Another similarity is that both of these plants grow in the wild and have traditionally been used by local communities for fever and diarrhea. Both of these plants contain alkaloids that bind to opioid receptors in the brain—making them of interest to those seeking natural pain relief.