The Kratom Plant: Mitragyna Speciosa

A Natural Product That Can Help Us All

Posted by Rachel on September 18, 2014

I enjoy experimenting with different supplements and legal botanicals for sale online and I recently discovered something new. It's called Kratom and it's a plant most commonly grown in Thailand and Indonesia. I discovered this plant after searching for a natural product for dealing with my chronic back pain. Kratom does the trick and does it well. For my first experience, I decided to try Red Vein Kratom powder.

After thoroughly enjoying my first Kratom experience, I decided to do some more research and share what I learned with my readers. Below you will find information pertaining to the many different strains of Kratom for sale online. Keep in mind, some vendors sell their product using different names, so make sure to do your research.

Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia whose leave have been used as an herbal drug for generations. Small doses of Kratom act as a stimulant, while larger doses have a sedative effect. Kratom has also been used as a painkiller and recreational drug. It can be taken in a variety of ways with drinking it as a tea being the most popular method in Western countries.

Kratom teas are made from the leaves of the tree. The teas are distinguished from each other by three traits: color, grade and the strain of leaf. Leaves can be red, green or white. Teas made from red leaves tend to be sedating, while teas from green or white leaves are generally stimulants.

Grade refer to the strength of the tea. From strongest to weakest, the grades are labeled as follows: Ultra Enhanced, Enhanced, Super, Premium, and Commercial.

Strain typically refers to the Kratom tree's place of origin. Kratom teas are named after their three traits, as in "Super Red Bali Kratom" or "Enhanced Green Malay Kratom." Among the more popular strains of Kratom tea are the following:

Bali Kratom

This strain's name is actually a misnomer since it's actually grown on Borneo. It's called Bali Kratom simply because it was shipped from Bali. It is often used as a pain reliever and has euphoric and sedative effects.

Thai Kratom

It is actually illegal to grow Kratom in Thailand, so this is another misnomer that's applied to generic Kratom of unknown origins. Thai Kratom is considered to be a good pain reliever. Its overall effects are said to be similar to Bali Kratom, but it has slightly stronger stimulant effects than does Bali Kratom.

Malaysian or Malay Kratom

Malay Kratom is said to be a powerful stimulant that also increases concentration. It is also said to be a mood-enhancer that relaxes the user without causing drowsiness. Its effects last a long time.

Indo Kratom

Indo Kratom is used to treat drug addiction. It's used to replace opiates like heroin and opium and to help people suffering from withdrawal symptoms. It is also used to treat anxiety, depression and muscle tension. In large doses, it causes euphoria.

Maeng Da

Maeng Da Kratom comes from Thailand and is said to be one of the most powerful strains of Kratom. It is a potent stimulant and mood enhancer. Large doses of Maeng Da can reduce pain and anxiety, but also have a sedative effect. The name is Thai for "pimp's grade," which is a term for exceptionally strong Kratom.