Mitragyna speciosa, also known
as Kratom, Thom, Ketum or Kratum, is a tropical tree that grows in
Southeast Asia and belongs to the same family as coffee (Rubiaceae). The
Dutch botanist Pieter Willem
Korthals was the first who officially described the plant, already in
the 1830's. The tree can grow between 3 and even 30 meters tall and
meters wide. The leaves are dark green, oval and usually about 20
centimeters long, but they can also grow to be a meter long. Kratom is
often categorized by the colour of the veins of the leaves (for instance
red, green, white). These are our red strains.
The flower clusters are yellow. In the countries of origin (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines) the leaves are chewed by the native population.
The main alkaloids are: mitragynine, 7-hydroxymitragynine, paynantheine, speciociliatine, speciogynine.
Our Kratom is high quality powder. We take pride in doing a lot of research on tracking down the best strains. Kratom powder is best stored dry, sealed and cool (not in the fridge).
All our products are intended as botanical specimens and not for human consumption.