Different Types Of Kratom Strains : How to Grow Kratom?
What is Mitragyna Speciosa Kratom Plant?
Mitragyna Speciosa is the name of the species plant known as kratom. It is in the Rubiaceae family that coffee is also a part of it. The name kratom was given by Dutch botanist Korthals because the leaves and stigmas of the flowers are similar to the design of a bishop’s MITRE flowers. The evergreen tree can grow up to 60 feet or more. It is produced in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Papua New Guinea. The kratom plant has traditionally been used for its stimulant, mood-elevating, and analgesic effects.
The leaves of the mitragyna speciosa tree are characterized by its large size and beautiful green leaves. The leaves are on the tree year-round. However, they do follow a cycle of growth, maturity, and shedding. Mitragyna speciosa, does exceptionally well in the humid region of Southeast Asia.
How Many Strains of Kratom are There?
There are three main kratom strains: Red Vein Kratom, White Vein Kratom, and Green Vein Kratom. Maeng Da Kratom is referred to by farmers as “the best of the crop” the leaves of the Maeng Da Kratom can be akin to the different types of beef. For example, free-range grass-fed meat is considered higher quality than conventionally raised beef.
How Does Kratom Strains Get their Name?
They get their name based on the color of the veins and the geographical region they are from. The main alkaloids are mitragynine, paynanthine, speciociliatine, and minor 7-hydroxymitragynine (7-HMG). These alkaloids vary in each of these kratom strains. Where they were grown, and the environmental conditions of the kratom plant determined these outcomes.
Inside the realm of these strains, they named by the region they are produced and sourced. There are over 15 variations of these three main strains for example; there is Red Bali, Red Vein Malaysian, Red Vein Thai, Red Vein Indo, Red Borneo, White Vein Borneo, White Vein Thai, Green Vein Malay, Green Vein Borneo, Green Vein Indo, and Green Indo.
What are the Effects of these Kratom Strains?
While we can’t directly speak on the effects of kratom dosages, generally speaking, it is understood that at low doses, less than 1 gram may boost energy and enhance mood compared to a higher dose, which may act like a sedative (1). If you are trying a new kratom dosage, you should always monitor the effect on your body.
What are Red Kratom Strains, White Kratom Strains, Yellow Vein and Green Kratom Strains known for?
White Vein Kratom, Red Vein Kratom, Yellow Vein Kratom, Green Vein Kratom, and Maeng Da Kratom are. Red Kratom has historically been used as a potent pain reliever. White Kratom strains often have a characteristically euphoric nature, similar to red kratom strains. Green kratom can be considered a hybrid of the two, which includes pain-relieving properties and energetic qualities of the white strain.
Harvesting, Maturity, and Refining Process
Kratom leaves are unique in that the leaves can come in different sizes, coloration, and potency. There many various factors that cause such a broad spectrum of variety. Which include genetics, maturity, soil content, and the amount of sunlight the plant receives.
It is up to the farmers to decide when the best time to harvest the kratom leaves. The timing can affect the alkaloid composition and concentration of the leaves of the mitragyna speciosa plant. These alkaloids are mainly responsible for the plants unique properties.
After the leaves have been selected, they are taking through a cleaning process to remove any remaining dirt and dust. This purification ensures a higher quality product once they are ground into powder. After being put through water, they are hung on large racks where they are dried either naturally by the sun or indoors by a humidifier. Fermentation may be included in some farmers’ process, which is believed to increase mitragynine and lower the 7-hydroxy mitragynine. Like a chef or an artist, every farmer has their unique way of doing things.
Packaging and Post-Processing of Kratom
Finally, in the last stage of the kratom process, they are turned into kratom capsules, kratom concentrates, and kratom powder. Kratom powder is the most popular form of kratom, as it has many different uses. It can be turned into tea, water additive, and put into protein shakes. Kratom concentrates are an easy way to take your kratom. They are put into small containers of prefilled 8.8mL containers. Kratom capsules vary in their size but generally come in .5-gram sizes.
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