Mitragyna speciosa Kratom shares some pharmacological properties with Uncaria tomentosa or (uña de gato/cat’s claw), a plant well known for its positive effects on the immune system.

This has not been studied thoroughly, but traditional medical use of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom leaves, with claims that Kratom can help cope with small infections and even reduce chances of developing serious illness, make it a promising plant to study for similar medical applications in the future.