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Mitragyna Speciosa: Kratom Strains and Colors – Red, White or Green?


Mitragyna Speciosa: Kratom Strains and Colors – Red, White or Green?


Kratom, also known as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tropical evergreen tree and part of the coffee family found in Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), Papua New Guinea, and Malaysia. The natives of these countries have used the plant in local herbal medicine for centuries.

Kratom types are divided into three colors – red, white, and green, and each color thrives in different conditions and contains different alkaloids, producing their own effects.

Kratom leaves are a glossy green and can grow up to 20cm in length and 12 cm wide when fully open. They have between 12-17 pairs of veins of the leaves. The color of the stem and the vein of the leaf is what distinguishes them.

Red Vein Kratom

As the name suggests, Red Vein Kratom has a red stem and veins. This is the best-selling and most available strain on the market. This vein grows predominantly in Southeast Asia and is more dominant than other Mitragyna Speciosa trees. The red vein strain is recommended for beginners and can also be known as Red Bali.

White Vein Kratom

This strain is known as a positive mood enhancer, and many users will claim they use the plant to replace coffee or caffeine in the morning. Some will even admit to using it to aid concentration. This strain is best recommended for those who are feeling under the weather or are constantly exhausted.

Green Vein Kratom

The best way to describe the green vein kratom is as the vein that sits between white and red. Users claim it is more subtle than the other two strains and can also be mixed with each of the other strains for flavor or/and effect. The green vein is popular to take during recreational activities amongst users.

Red, White, or Green Kratom?

Answering this question is not easy, as each individual person will have their own preferences and situation. Understanding which is most adequate for you depends on your situation and your intentions. It can be complicated to determine which is most suitable, as each color has its own effects, and even between the same vein color effects can vary.

It depends on the quality, the source, climate, harvesting method, and other factors that influence the effects of the plant. It is impossible to say that all red vein kratom will have the same effect, and this also applies to white and green strains.

This article only should only ever be used as a general guideline about Kratom and each color vein. We highly recommend consulting with professionals, doctors, or herbalists before taking any kratom. It is also recommended to purchase a sample pack if possible, and this way, you can discover which strain is most suitable for you and your situation.

Again, we cannot stress this enough, please consult with a professional and do plenty of research before trying any vein of Kratom.

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