According to the Botanical Legal Defense, they define Kratom as….
“Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) refers to the leaves of a South East Asian medicinal tree that is closely related to Coffee.It has been employed for a variety of uses in traditional South Eastern medicine systems for at least several hundred years of written recorded history but has undoubtedly been utilized since time immemorial.”
Kratom Names – What do the region names and different colors mean?
To someone new to Kratom, the names can be confusing. Kratom grows in the wild in some parts of South East Asia. The various climate differences can cause an effect on the final product Traditional names for Kratom come from the regions in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Those names are typically named for the region where the strains of kratom below are grown. Most Kratom imported into the United States comes from the Borneo region.
The colors refer to the veins in the leaves of Kratom. The most common vein colors are red, green, and white. Although those are the most common there are farmers that sell yellow or golden colored veins.
NOTE: The color of the veins are not the colors of the powder
Strains known as horns
Kratom Leaf displaying horns
The horn is referring to points on the tips of some leaves. The difference in the leaf shape is believed to cause yet another difference in the composition of the leaf.
One undisputed fact is that Maeng Da is always the best leaves. Maeng Da can have any color vein.
There are many ways that Kratom can be processed. The rawest form is a plain dried leaf. This contains the stems and veins which are sometimes sold by themselves. The most common way Kratom is sold in the US is in powder form. This is made by taking the dried leaves and milling them into a fine powder. This powder sometimes contains a magnetic charge that will cause the Kratom to stand on end. This is generally caused by the powder being finely milled.
These are a few examples of how dried Kratom leaves look after being milled into a fine powder.
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As one can see, Kratom is an all natural product from leaves. Here are some images of Kratom growing in its natural habitat, the wild.
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