Ethnobotany was derived from the study of culture / Ethnology / and the study of plants / Botany / joined to create the study of relationships between people and plants. As an example, during the excavation and study of ancient remains, agricultural practices and cultural development of a people can be determined.
Ethnobotanists explain the relationships between cultures and the use of plants and how they are used. This also includes the relationship between cultures, plants and medicine.
In relation to ethnobotany, an amazing discovery was made between Kratom(Mitragyna Speciosa), a medicinal tree leaf found in the Malesia Floristic region, and the indigenous culture there. It was used for pain and fatigue by ingesting or drinking as a tea for centuries. More recently it was introduced to North America and has helped hundreds of thousands of people battle their medical ailments. Relief for physical pain, the lowing of blood sugar in diabetics, the lowering blood pressure for heart patients and the improvement of concentration for those with ADD or ADHD are just a few of the countless benefits Kratom offers.
In the last few years a new benefit was discovered from Kratom and is being used on a trial bases, on a permanent bases for some medical clinics, for drug addiction rehabilitation. In addition, many physicians use and recommend Kratom as an alternative to prescription drugs. For pain relief, Kratom is used because the active alkaloids it contains effect the brain similarly to an opiate. To be clear, Kratom is legal and is not an opiate. A good description of the effects of Kratom are that of a strong cup of coffee.
Recently, Kratom Fusions have been created which are a blend or mix of different 100% natural Kratom strains and Kratom extract together for better results and beneficial effects.