THE BOTANICAL CULTURE OF KRATOM LEAF

Kratom is related to coffee, botanically and culturally.

Kratom leaf traces its roots back thousands of years, however, its legal state lies in the fact that it is a challenge to the supremacy of the poppy plant in Asia. As a result of a corrupt scheme to keep the population under sedation with Opium and its tyrannical trade, the legal status of this once cherished traditional plant came under siege. Although it is related to coffee, kratom’s history has been much more tumultuous because the gangsters that controlled the opium trade did not see coffee as a threat to their opium business.

On August 3, 1943, the government of Thailand passed the Kratom Act 2486, which made planting the kratom tree illegal. The rise of the use of kratom in response to the soaring prices of opium and in an attempt to control the opium market.

Kratom leaf still is most widely used in Thailand where it has been a part of the culture for hundreds of years.


The Kratom tree is Native Southeast Asia and has been used in wellness traditionally for centuries. Search the internet, kratom effects blogs and forums on the subject of kratom, krater powder, krater strains and the potential uses and effects of this botanical. Anecdotal evidence for the Kratom benefits are overwhelming but not stated here.

Botanically known as Mitragyna Speciosa, kratom leaf or kratom powder, has flourished in tropical climates around the world including:

  • Thailand – Thai Kratom
  • Indonesia – Indo Kratom
  • Malaysia – Malay Kratom
  • Sumatra – Sumatra Kratom
  • Java – Java Kratom
  • Bali – Bali Kratom – Though Bali Kratom is often grown in Thailand
  • Borneo – Borneo Kratom
  • The Sunda isles – Sunda Kratom

The Kratom plant is a bioaccumulators, meaning it grows differently in different soils, making kratom leaves vary from locale to locale. This is also why differences in strains like Indo Kratom, Bali Kratom or Malay Kratom vary with the location the kratom is grown in.

Maeng Da translates to mean the highest grade of Kratom.  Bali Kratom, Borneo Kratom, Indo Kratom, Sumatra Kratom, Thai Kratom, Java Kratom or kratom  can all be called Maeng Da kratom. To buy kratom like Maeng da, means it can be of any strain color. Mango da kratom can come from Red vein kratom, white vein kratom. gold vein kratom and green vein kratom. If the kratom is of the best grade it gets the Maeng da variety name.

Red Maeng Da Kratom

Type: Red Vein Kratom

Forms: Powdered Kratom leaf, Kratom Capsules, Kratom Extract

Soulful Herbals Red Maeng Da Kratom, Red Vein Maeng Da or any other Red leaf Kratom has high levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine. 

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1 Soulful Herbals Red Borneo Kratom alkaloids: 7-OH-mitragynine.

2 Soulful Herbals Red Indo Kratom alkaloids: 7-OH-mitragynine.

3 Soulful Herbals Red Maeng Da Kratom alkaloids: 7-OH-mitragynine.

4 Soulful Herbals Red Bali Kratom alkaloids: 7-OH-mitragynine.

5 Soulful Herbals Red Thai Kratom alkaloids: 7-OH-mitragynine.

Green Maeng Da Kratom

Type: Green Vein Kratom

Forms: Powdered Kratom leaf, Kratom Capsules, Kratom Extract

Green Maeng Da Kratom, Green Vein Maeng Da or Green Vein Kratom has high levels of Mitragynine. Soulful Herbals Green Maeng Da Kratom is a popular kratom strain because of its high levels of  Mitragynine.
Green Maeng Da Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine.

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1 Soulful Herbals Green Borneo Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine

2 Soulful Herbals Green Indo Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine

3 Soulful Herbals Green Maeng Da Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine

4 Soulful Herbals Green Bali Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine

Super Green Malay Kratom

  • Type: Green Vein Kratom
  • Forms: Powdered Kratom leaf, Kratom Capsules, Kratom Extract
  • Super Green Malay Kratom is a popular kratom strain for those new to kratom. 
  • Green Maeng Da Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine

White Maeng Da Kratom

Type: White Vein Kratom

Forms: Powdered Kratom leaf, Capsules of Kratom, Kratom Extract

Maeng Da Kratom is a popular  strain of krater that originated in Thailand . Maeng Da Kratom of the white variety has high concentrations of both kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine. The white maeng da leaf can be identified by it’s pointed leaves and white veins in its leaves. White vein kratom, or White Maeng Da is more alkaloid-rich compared to other strains.

The primary reason kratom is so effective are it’s two primary alkaloids: Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine.

Leaf alkaloid content can vary from plant to plant, and from strain to strain. However, there are a few strains which seem to be the most effective due to alkaloid content. The most popular kratom strains for high alkaloids are:

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1 Soulful Herbals Borneo Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine.

2 Soulful Herbals Indo Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine.

3 Soulful Herbals Maeng Da Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine.

4 Soulful Herbals Bali Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine.

Gold Maeng Da Kratom

Type: Gold Vein Kratom

Consistency: Powdered Leaf

A hybrid strain of kratom, Gold Maeng Da Kratom has high concentrations of both kratom alkaloids Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine. True quality gold maeng da kratom leaves can be identified by the gold veins in its leaves. Maeng da kratom of the gold variety, or Gold Vein Maeng Da Kratom is coveted because it is very high in both alkaloids unlike other kratom strains.

The Gold Maeng Da kratom strain has two primary alkaloids in high concentrations: Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine.

Alkaloid content from gold maeng da kratom can vary from plant to plant and therefore from locale to locale. When it comes to curating strains, we know how to choose from the best Maeng Da kratom. The most popular kratom strains for high alkaloids and sources for Maeng Da gold kratom are:

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1 Soulful Herbals Gold Borneo Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine.

2 Soulful Herbals Gold Indo Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine.

3 Soulful Herbals Gold Maeng Da Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine.

4 Soulful Herbals Gold Bali Kratom alkaloids: Mitragynine, and 7-OH-mitragynine.

STRAINS OF KRATOM OR KRATOM LEAF VEIN COLORS

  • Maeng Da Kratom White Vein
  • Bali Kratom White Vein
  • Borneo Kratom White Vein
  • Green Malaysian Kratom aka Green Malay Kratom
  • Green Maeng Da Kratom
  • Red Maeng Da aka RMD Kratom
  • Red Bali Kratom
  • Gold Maeng Da Kratom
  • Gold Bali Kratom
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Green Maeng Da Kratom, Red Veined Maeng Da Kratom, White Veined Maeng Da Kratom,  & Gold Veined Maeng Da Kratom

  • Green Malaysian Kratom
  • Red Veined Maeng Da Kratom
  • Thai Kratom
  • Maeng Da Kratom
  • Borneo Kratom
  • Bali Kratom
  • Indo Kratom
  • Red Veined Maeng Da
  • Green Malaysian
  • Moderate Kratom Strains
  • Green Malaysian Kratom
  • Vein Types: Effects & Analysis
  • Red Vein Kratom
  • White Vein Kratom
  • Green Vein Kratom

Extract Guide

  • Water-Based Kratom Extracts
  • Kratom Resin Extracts
  • Kratom Tinctures
  • Enhanced Leaf Kratom Extract Tinctures
  • Red Veined Maeng Da Kratom
  • Green Malaysian Kratom
  • Kratom’s Alkaloids
  • Strain Differences for Kratom
  • Differences by kratom types
  • Theories and Legality of Kratom
  • Legality Red Veined Maeng Da – Is Kratom legal?
  • Legality Green Malay Kratom
  • Preparation – Traditional and Modern Methods Kratom Powder
  • Capsules – Kratom Caps, Kratom Pills
  • Toss and Wash Kratom Method
  • Tradition and Kratom Tea
  • Mixtures & Kratom Blends
  • Creams and Kratom Topical use
  • Red Veined Maeng Da Kratom
  • Green Malaysian Kratom
  • What does Maeng Da Kratom mean?
  • Red Veined Maeng Da Kratom
  • Green Malay Kratom
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