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Kratom Explained


Kratom is a tree that has been used traditionally for medicinal purposes in Southeast Asia for centuries. Its scientific name is Mitragyna Speciosa and it is related to its more popular cousin, the coffee tree. It is indigenous to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea. It has many other names such as Biak, Ketum, Kakuam, Ithang or Thom amoung others.

Because the FDA and Health Canada does not consider Kratom to be a supplement, Kratom is sold in North America for botanical or aromatic purposes and is Not For Human Consumption and comes with no directions or claims. Kratom is currently legal in Canada and USA federally, but some states in the USA have banned the sales there. We will not sell to those states that have banned Kratom. By purchasing Kratom at HMG Kratom you understand that this product in not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

Strain Names and Colors Explained

Kratom trees chemical makeup is affected by many factors, including the location it is grown, the soil and the climate. Strains are characterized by the color of the veins that runs through the leaf. Each vein color is the main part of the name in Kratom, the other name is usually where it was harvested from. Each vein color has different effects and chemical make up. For instance a Green Sumatra has a green vein and was harvested on the Island of Sumatra. There are exceptions to the rule such as say a Red Horn is named after the leaf shape which has what looks like horns. The three main strain colors are Green, Red and White while Yellow is also available. We are constantly looking for new sources of each Kratom strain.

Red Vein

Red vein Kratom has a calming effect and is traditionally used at the end of a hard days work for laborers. It helps people in Southeast Asia with sleep, relaxing the muscles and especially pain at the end of the day. 

Green Vein

Green Vein Kratom has traditionally been used during the day, like its cousin the coffee plant, it has more stimulating effects as compared to red vein.It is also said to help with energy and pain for the workers of Southeast Asia.

White Vein

White Vein Kratom is used traditionally as sort of a coffee replacement as it has a stimulating effect, boosts energy and helps with lack of focus. Its lighter veins make it easily distinguishable from the reds or greens.


Yellow Vein Kratom is a mix of Red Vein and Green Vein Kratom Strains. It is harvested from younger trees which gives it its unique aroma. Many love the aroma of Yellow Vein and it is a must for Kratom lovers.