Mitragyna Speciosa, also Known as Kratom is tree native to Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Thailand, the Malaysian Floristic Region and several surrounding regions. The leaf of this tree is typically ground up and ingested orally and used for several medicinal purposes. These include, but are not limited to Pain Relief, Decreased Anxiety, Mood Enhancement, Decreased Hypertension, Decreased Fatigue, Increased Focus, Relief of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Increased Energy and many others.
Kratom leaves have had a wide range of uses, starting with the people of Southeast Asia who have known and utilized the benefits of this miracle plant for centuries. Its popularity has grown in the western nations of the world as more and more people are becoming aware of the versatility of this plant. In smaller doses Kratom is known to cause pain relief, produce stimulation, mental acuity, a heightened desire to work, extended energy, fatigue relief, increased focus, increased social and communication skills, relief from depression and anxiety, and a feeling of euphoria.
There are 3 types of Kratom which are White Vein, Red Vein and Green Vein. Many people say that Green and White are the same but they are not. You can, clearly, see the differences in the leaves in which White Vein tends to be white or beige in color and Green Vein is, of course, Green. You've probably noticed numerous names referring to the same Types of Kratom which can be entirely too confusing. Unfortunately, many vendors tend to confuse the customers by rebranding traditional strains with interesting new names. The traditional names for Kratom come from the regions in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The naming conventions include Sumatra, Borneo, Riau, Bali and so forth. Below is somewhat of an org chart for how these names are connected.