Thai Kratom is one of the most unique Kratom strains on the market. Red Thai Kratom, in particular, is among the most widely consumed ones. Continue reading to find out more about the characteristics that make it so distinctive.
As its name suggests, Thai Kratom originates from Thailand but is today cultivated in other Southeastern Asian countries, as well. It is interesting to mention that although the Thailand government had made Kratom tree planting illegal in 1943 and placed the plant in category V of narcotics in 1979, Kratom was legalized for medical purposes in 2018. This decision made Thailand the first Southeast Asian country to legalize Kratom.
Thai Kratom strain contains high alkaloid count and comes in three different colors – red, green, and white. The leaves are oval in shape and dark green, reaching the average size of 100 – 180 mm width and length. Farmers emphasize that Thai Kratom shows great resilience and yield, and is said to have the longest lifespan of all Kratom strains.
Thai Kratom contains over 40 alkaloids, the three most dominant ones being:
Farmers also present different theories regarding the varying vein color. On the one hand, they speculate that it is related to the age of the plant, where younger plants feature red veins that are more susceptible to insect attacks. On the other, some believe that weather conditions are responsible for the color of the Kratom veins.
Thai Kratom strains:
Thai Kratom varieties are classified according to the vein color, and they are the following:
- Red Vein Thai – The strain derives from Kratom trees that contain veins and midribs that are somewhat reddish, and this distinct color is a result of a unique chemical present in the tree. Red Thai Kratom is known for its high alkaloid count, especially high levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine and it is often compared with Bali Kratom (Maeng Da).
- Green Vein Thai – Got its name due to the green veins that are visible on the leaves. In general, Green Thai is considered to be quite similar to Red Thai Kratom and can be found in several forms, including tincture, powder, and capsules.
- White Vein Thai – Is one of the most popular strains of Kratom among consumers.
Yellow Thai Kratom is a lesser-known strain and its origins have been up for debate. Some believe that its color is a result of a specific dying technique, while others think the reason is the fact that it is plucked from live Kratom plants at an advanced stage of growth. In reality, Yellow Thai Kratom is a White Thai Kratom that changed in color due to the protracted fermentation phase. Cultivators pluck both old and young leaves and leave them at least 15 days to dry and go through the photo-oxidation process. Owing to its alkaloid content, Yellow Thai Kratom is durable and has a robust aroma.
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