Kratom Strains & Names

Kratom Names

There are 3 types of Kratom which are White Vein, Red Vein and Green Vein. Many people say that Green and White are the same but they are not. You can, clearly, see the differences in the leaves in which White Vein tends to be white or beige in color and Green Vein is, of course, Green. You've probably noticed numerous names referring to the same Types of Kratom which can be entirely too confusing. Unfortunately, many vendors tend to confuse the customers by rebranding traditional strains with interesting new names. The traditional names for Kratom come from the regions in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The naming conventions include Sumatra, Borneo, Riau, Bali and so forth. Below is somewhat of an org chart for how these names are connected.

Indonesian 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.)

 

Thailand KratomThailand: 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.

Malaysian KratomFor 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.

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