What is Kratom?
Out of the jungles of Southeast Asia comes Kratom, a coffee-like plant whose leaves have long been chewed by locals for various reasons. But what about in the rest of the world, where this plant is just now being ‘discovered’?
Since Kratom’s appearance outside its native region, it’s been used for various reasons, although most seem to prefer it for its pleasant coffee-like effects.
Types of Kratom Strains
- Red Vein. Historically grown in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.
- Green Vein. Historically grown in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand
- White Vein. Historically grown in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Secondary Strains by Region:
- Sumatra, Riau, Kalimantan, Borneo: Strains orignated from Indonesia.
- Bali: A strain that orignated from Indonesia.
- Maeng Da: A strain that originated from Thailand.
Kratom has a long history in Southeast Asia. Going back as far as 1836 and probably long before that, the botanical has been used for a wide variety of reasons . As such, the plant is grown as a traditional crop and fits within long-held local customs that have become part of the culture in this area of the world.
Sustainability Is Important To Us
Sustainable kratom farming methods are key. If a natural strand of Kratom is not harvested sustainably, it may disappear forever, taking a community’s livelihood with it. Knowing which strains to harvest and when is considered an art that’s passed down from generation to generation. Taking too much from one area will destroy the crop, leaving no means of earning an income for future generations. The last thing we wish to do is upset the delicate balance of agrarian tradition and commerce. That’s why Legit Kratom supports sustainable farming practices and upholds ethical business policies with our local partners.
Harvesting & Drying Processes
Kratom plants or trees thrive under wild, natural conditions so it’s difficult to grow them under typical controlled, farming conditions. Our producers are considered harvesters since they must search out and harvest the product. Our local producers use methods they’ve used for centuries: only the mature plants are taken, leaving the younger plants to grow and thrive. Then, the traditional drying process is carried out precisely as it’s been for hundreds of years. Indoor drying structures with special drying racks ensure a dark, cool climate and plenty of circulation. That ensures a high alkaloid content for our Kratom product.
Bringing Kratom to the World Market
In order to supply this growing demand in the West while preserving traditional culture where Kratom is grown, it’s key to focus on sustainability in the growing process. It’s companies like ours who will lead the way in scaling the Kratom market ethically and sustainably.
Want to try our superior-quality powdered Kratom? Simply give us a call or order here and see for yourself how sustainable farming produces the highest quality product. From our local farmers to your home, it’s our pleasure to offer you our alkaloid-rich Kratom whose quality is unsurpassed.