Kratom Strains and Names

Kratom Strains and Names

Kratom Strains and Names

The Kratom Strains and Names clearly explained.

Kratom Strains can be hard to decipher. There are 3 types of strains which are White Vein, Red Vein and Green Vein. Although green and white may seem similar, they are not. You can, clearly, see the differences in the leaf’s vein color. You’ve probably noticed numerous names referring to the same types, which can be entirely too confusing. Unfortunately, many vendors tend to confuse the customers by re-branding traditional strains with interesting new names. The traditional names for this plant come from the regions in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, where they grow naturally. This is seen by the naming conventions such as Sumatra, Borneo, Riau, Bali and so forth. Below is chart for how these names are connected.

Indo kratom

Indonesia: Also known as Indo and comes in White, Green and Red Vein.

  • Sumatra (a region in Indonesia)
  • Riau (a region in Indonesia)
  • Kalimantan (a region in Indonesia)
  • Borneo (a region in Indonesia)
  • Bali (a combination of Sumatra and Borneo. Supposedly Bali was named this because it was in Bali where the combination was first created.)

Thai Kratom

Thailand: Also known as Thai and comes in Red and Green Vein.

  • Maeng Da (not a region, but an enhanced version of Thai)

Malay Kratom

Malaysia: Also known as Malay and comes in White, Red and Green Vein.

For an example, when you hear the term, “White Vein Sumatra”, you’ll now know that this is referring to a white veined Kratom leaf found in the Sumatra region of Western Indonesia and simply put, “White Vein Indo”.

These names can sometimes be justified due to the different environments in which the trees are grown. Some regions have different soil compositions which can clearly have an effect on the alkaloids found in the leaf.

We are aware that these names can be confusing and there are not many concise descriptions available regarding this subject which is why we felt compelled to provide this information to our customers.

Indonesia: Also known as Indo and comes in White, Green and Red Vein.

  • Sumatra (a region in Indonesia)
  • Riau (a region in Indonesia)
  • Kalimantan (a region in Indonesia)
  • Borneo (a region in Indonesia)
  • Bali (a combination of Sumatra and Borneo. Supposedly Bali was named this because it was in Bali where the combination was first created.)

Thailand: Also known as Thai and comes in Red and Green Vein.

  • Maeng Da (not a region, but an enhanced version of Thai)

Malaysia: Also known as Malay and comes in White, Red and Green Vein.

For an example, when you hear the term, “White Vein Sumatra”, you’ll now know that this is referring to a white veined Kratom leaf found in the Sumatra region of Western Indonesia and simply put, “White Vein Indo”.

These names can sometimes be justified due to the different environments in which the trees are grown. Some regions have different soil compositions which can clearly have an effect on the alkaloids found in the leaf.

We are aware that these names can be confusing and there are not many concise descriptions available regarding this subject which is why we felt compelled to provide this information to our customers.