Ketum ‘not a cure for diabetes, high blood pressure’

Malaysia categorises the ketum plant as a psychotropic material, thus regulating its cultivation, possession and distribution. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 6, 2020.

THE common belief that ketum water can treat diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, is a myth, as there is no clinical or scientific evidence to back such a claim.

Ketum leaves, scientifically known as mitragyna speciosa, are boiled in water and consumed for “health” reasons.

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