Are you here in search of answers to all your questions regarding what Indonesian kratom is? Do you want to know how this stuff works? What are the effects of this plant on your body? What are the available varieties? And most importantly, why is the Indo variant considered the best of the lot?
Continue reading, and you will get explanations for not only the four questions we have mentioned earlier. But, to a variety of other queries that may emerge in your mind as you learn more about the Indonesian plant.
But before jumping onto the Indonesian variant, let us familiarize you a little as to what Indo Kratom is.
What is Indonesian Kratom?
Indo Kratom strain refers to a specific variety. A plant native to the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, especially Indonesia. Pure varieties have been used traditionally for an extended period. However, it was mostly used by locals. Until recent times, when it was brought into the states.
Since its introduction in the United States, it has been a top-rated product. The plant is generally imported from the Islands of the Pacific. Mainly from Indonesia and Malaysia. Before discussing the uses and properties of this Indonesian plant, let us see its distribution across the world.
Indonesian plant is the Rolls Royce of all Kratom strains. It is THE most popular strain out of all strains that exist. Furthermore, it is the staple choice of all Kratom enthusiasts. The first variety to gain public attention in the US was the Indo variant.
Indo Kratom, since its introduction, has become the choice of the US locals. It was adopted with both hands by the locals despite it being a new substance. This speaks volumes about the quality of the product.
Furthermore, its success in the United States is based on many variables. This Indonesian herb has replaced most of the products of its niche from the market. The ethnomedical properties of Indo Kroth are exceptional. Moreover, it is believed that the ethnomedical characteristics of this Indonesian herb are far superior to any other product.
However, there are several more divisions of this type. Some more popular than others. Similarly, the popularity of these categories depends on their chemical properties.
Besides all this, let’s observe the vital fact. Why is the Indonesian breed better than the rest? Continue reading to get a clear grasp. We will share the precise details because of which the Indonesian leaves its counterparts far behind in the race.
Classification and Distribution of Indonesian Kratom Strains
Even though the plant is relatively common and readily available in recent times, only a few know its family and origin. You can find authentic details about the plant listed below.
Family and origin
Mitragyna Speciosa is the botanical name of the plant. It is an evergreen or a deciduous plant that is found commonly in the tropics. It is said that the plant originated in Thailand. But generally, its origin is said to be Southeast Asia. This herb belongs to the family Rubiaceae. This family is commonly known as the coffee family.
Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Papua New Guinea are some countries native to the plant species. Moreover, it can also be found naturally in countries like Myanmar and Malaysia. Some strands of the genus are also reported from Oceania.
This natural plant has been commonly used as herbal medicine. Moreover, the herb was first used as early as in the nineteenth century. Now, as we have basic knowledge of this plant, let’s see what the plant looks like.
Morphology of Indonesian Mitragyna Trees
The tree is covered with smooth, grey bark. Furthermore, it can grow to as tall as 25m. Moreover, some trees were found to reach a circumference of 1m, which is approximately 3ft. The leaves of this plant have a dark green color. However, they also have a shiny finish, which gives them a distinct look. The trunk grows very tall, and it is usually straight. This plant has a unique appearance.
Moreover, an immense number of these trees can be seen in areas where it is commercially cultivated. We have listed a few places where the plant is usually grown.
Areas Where the Plant is Cultivated
As we have studied earlier, the plant is native to the South of Asia. However, Mitragyna grows better in some areas as compared to the rest. Here are a few areas where the conditions for cultivating this plant are closest to the optimum.
The plant can also be grown artificially by mimicking the natural conditions it grows in. Moreover, We have jotted down the requirements needed to grow the plant.
Conditions needed to grow Kratom in Indonesia.
- A hot climate providing a temperature of at least 21-32 degrees Celsius
- Humidity must be above 70 percent.
- The soil must be potent and slightly acidic with a pH ranging from 5.5-6.6
- A decent exposure of sunlight (can be substituted by a watt bulb)
Since we have completed our general discussion regarding Kroth, now we will do a specific and in-depth analysis of the Indonesian class.
Why Indonesian Kratom is The Best of The Lot?
Indo Kratom refers explicitly to a strain that is different from all other strains coming from Indonesia. The city or the area marks the other strains they grow in—for example, Sumatran, Bali, and so on.
Indonesian Mitragyna is different from others due to multiple reasons. Firstly, the region in which the plant is cultivated plays a massive role in the quality of the final product. Moreover, the products from this particular strain are made from the all-natural plant. Furthermore, pure products and no impurities contribute to the ultimate quality of this natural, Indonesian herb.
Secondly, the Indo breed is strictly processed in state of the art facilities. Consequently, the prices of Indo Kratom products are slightly higher than other products. However, this slight difference in prices is nothing as compared to the enormous difference in the quality of the finished products.
Several products featuring this category are available in the US. However, before elaborating on products like Powder, Tea Powder, and pills. We will see what goes into its farming in Indonesia. I know you are very interested to learn how this plant is cultivated. So without further ado, let’s get straight into it.
Indonesian Mitragyna Farming
As we know that Indonesia is a country with all types of landscape. However, Korth is cultivated only at some specific sites because high-quality plants need perfect conditions. The best yield of the plant is obtained from deep jungles. Yes, farmers work day and night in dense forests to ensure the quality. It is also cultivated in high elevated areas.
Although, some people do grow this plant in the United States as well. However, most people still prefer the imported product because the quality of the plant grown in its natural habitat is far superior to any locally grown Kratom.
Speciosa is strictly grown in places restricted to its farming, as Indonesia is a relatively small country. There is not much outdoor space for cultivation. And someone growing it indoors is not even an option.
Furthermore, the highest quality Indonesian Korth comes from the deep jungles and the high elevated areas.
Korth trees are mostly dealt with in restricted areas of deep jungles called plantations. There is little to no genetic research being done on this species. The trees have a fairly long life. A human can not selectively breed this plant generation after generation during his life.
Unlike cannabis, on which a lot of research is being done. The plant is still grown naturally, in the traditional way. Natural cross-pollination causes most of the variations which may arise.
Leaves of the plant are what we need. Almost all of the products involving this herb are made from the plants’ leaves. The dark green leaves of the plant contain some chemicals. The herb gets its characteristics from these chemicals. We will discuss these compounds later. For now, let’s see what some of the most popular strains of the Indonesian family are.
Popular Types of Indonesian Kratom
Before discussing the types of Indonesian Korth, we should know why there is a difference between the strains. Which traits are looked for when classifying the plant? Continue reading to get your answer.
On What basis is this Indonesian Herb Classified?
You will find a wide variety of Indonesian Ketum in the United States. However, not every strain is as good. The plant can be classified based on multiple traits. It can be labeled with the name of the place it is sourced from. Like we have Borneo variant, Bali variant, Malay variant, and the list goes on.
However, this method is not an efficient one as it is less feasible to tell us about the qualities of the product. On the contrary, we can classify Kratom based on the color of the midrib on the leaves. The midrib is also called the main vein. Different vein color is the base for different properties of the plant.
Here are a few familiar archetypes of the Indonesian plant specie:
Red Vein Indo
This type of Indo plant is extracted from the older leaves. Relaxation is the high point of this variety. It is mostly administered to improve the quality of sleep. Furthermore, Red Vein Indo also has strong mood-lifting and analgesic properties. However, if you want to reduce the sedation and increase alertness, you can use this combined with White Vein Indo Ketum.
Green Vein Indo
The most common and potent variant of the Indo plant is the Green Vein. It is extracted from the younger, dark green leaves of the plant. The variant has excellent relieving properties. It can also be used as a mood lifter. Moreover, Green Vein is what you need when you want a quick burst of energy. However, some types give a more sedating effect.
White Vein Indo
White Vein is best known for giving a powerfully energizing effect. It is THE most stimulating and least sedating variant. This type of the Indo herb gives a healthy mind boosting impact. Furthermore, it is the perfect choice when doing a mentally exhausting task. Its consumption provides alertness that is truly unmatched.
Super Indo is an enhanced recent version. It is also known as Ultra Indo in certain places. It is sourced from the most humid and the hottest places growing Korth. The premium product is subject to rigorous testing and stringent screening procedures. Because we need to make sure that the product being made available in the market is top-notch. Super Indo is best for obtaining a strong stimulating effect. Super Indo is mostly available in the Green Vein variant.
Conjointly, now let’s learn about the usage and popularity of Indonesian Korth in the United States of America.
Dosage and Products of The Plant
It has become the most popular product in the market since its introduction. Indonesian Kratom is popular due to its legendary energizing and sedating properties. Different varieties produce different effects. There are various products in the market featuring the Indonesian variant, which I will list. But first, we should get a clear idea of the recommended dosage.
Dosage of the Indonesian variant
Likewise, different dosage also produces other effects. Or, let’s say, the magnitude of the impact. In simple words, a small dose will give a weak effect. While at the same time, a more considerable amount will provide a more substantial result. As there is little research done on the plant’s recommended dosage, we have limited information to suggest a suitable dosage.
However, I can give you basic guidelines regarding the dose you should take. Moreover, the information is based on a survey done in 2018. 8049 users were a part of it. Generally, a 5g dose of Korth powder taken three times a day was found to be adequate. Furthermore, here are some detailed findings:
- 1-5g dose produces an increase in energy and focus
- a 5-15g dose relieves but also increases the risk of side effects.
- <15g dose gets you ‘high’ but so is the risk of severe side effects.
The leaves of Indonesian plants are handpicked. They are then subjected to rigorous testing in the lab and then dried in high-end facilities. The final product is a delight. These dried leaves are then used in perfect proportions to make tea. This tea packs all the goodness of the plant.
This is mainly used for recreational purposes. It is usually administered orally. However, one can also smoke it. The second option is not as popular as the first one.
The Kratom capsules are your friend when you need to take the dose in perfect proportions. Each capsule is filled with a fixed amount of specified powder. It is consumed orally and gives excellent results every time. This is also the best option for those who don’t like the taste of the powdered plant.
Now, we will see why it gives these effects. What is the active ingredient? How does it get its characteristics? What does the plant do inside your body?
Continue reading to find out!
Chemistry and Pharmacology of Indo Kratom
Firstly, we will see what chemicals are present in the plant. Secondly, we will take a look at the medical applications of Indonesian Kratom. Here it goes.
There are two significant alkaloids present in the plant. Alkaloids are chemicals producing an analgesic effect. Mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine are the major alkaloids present. They constitute anywhere from 12% to 60% of the dry weight of the powder.
Furthermore, the proportion of Mitragynine is larger as compared to that of 7-hydroxy mitragynine. In addition to these two, around 40 more compounds were extracted from this plant. More than half of these were proven to be alkaloids.
As we have discussed earlier, little research has been done on this plant. However, it is known how it works. Mitragynine and 7-HMG bind to some receptors present in our nervous system. This binding causes a soothing effect. Relief in discomfort and uplifting of mood is also a result.
It is sometimes self-administered as a painkiller. But as more potent drugs are available, it is not used commercially and professionally. As long as we are getting the real deal, it is a wonderful substance. We need to make sure that the product we are buying is lab tested. Moreover, the production must be done in a safe processing facility. Following the applications, let’s see what the effects of this plant on the human body are.
How does the Indo Kratom variant affect the human body?
Like any substance, it also has both good and bad effects. We will look at the positives and then head over to see the negatives.
Valuable Uses of Indonesian Kratom
Perhaps the most useful character of Korth is its discomfort-relieving property. It was traditionally used as a painkiller by the locals of Thailand and Indonesia. Moreover, It was also used to increase appetite, energy, and getting high desire.
It is also used for intestinal deworming in Thailand. Due to its weakly sedating properties, it can also be given to people experiencing withdrawal symptoms to reduce their struggle. And to provide them with a much healthy and less dangerous alternative.
Furthermore, this plant also gives a soothing and relaxing effect when taken. Due to this character, the recreational use of Kroth is very popular among the general public. It gives them a way to relax and to tackle the daily hustle of their busy lives.
Misuse of Indonesian Kratom
The flip side of the coin is that despite having so many benefits, it is still misused. The recreational use of Mitragyna sometimes gets out of hand. People sometimes buy cheap and low-quality products from vendors, which is harmful to them.
Furthermore, if it is used in high doses, it can cause serious health issues. Unconsciousness, convulsions, and vomiting are some of the effects which can be caused by excessive usage.
However, if it is used as prescribed. Then hopefully, there will be no complications. This leads us to our conclusion.
Our Final Take
Furthermore, there is one thing you always need to take care of. The AKA GMP must pass the product you are buying. The aforementioned is a body formed in the US to ensure that only the quality products get through. As long as this authority passes the product you are buying, it is good to go.
However, as we know, it has become quite popular, so several fakes get circulated in the market. We must ensure that we only buy quality products. This part is very significant because any non-approved GMO product could be quite harmful to your health.
Mitragyna Speciosa is a gem of a plant. It has numerous potent uses. The plant can be used from being administered as a distress reliever. The products made by Indonesian Speciosa are luxurious and premium. That is the reason why there is a big demand for the Indonesian variants in the market. This high-end strain is the best when it comes to premium products.
There is a specific product available for every one of your needs. This versatility of the Indonesian variant makes it so good. However, it is up to you to find the product which suits you. Just remember to use it within the prescribed limit.
We hope this account gave answers to all your questions concerning Indonesian Kratom, the most prevalent strain of Mitragyna across the US. And for the right reasons, now you can make the perfect decision based on the information we have provided you. Stay healthy and live every moment of your life to the fullest!