Common Kratom Definitions

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.

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.

Sumatra
Sumatra is an island in western Indonesia and part of the Sunda Islands. It is the largest island that is entirely in Indonesia.
Riau
Riau is a province of Indonesia. It is located in the central eastern coast of Sumatra along the Strait of Malacca.
Kalimantan
In English, ther term Kalimantan refers to the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, while in Indonesian, the therm refers to the whole island of Borneo.
Borneo
Borneo, is the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in all of Asia.
Bali
Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. The province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighboring islands.
Thailand
Thailand is a country on southeast Asia’s Indochina peninsula known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. Kratom from Thailand is generally red and/or green vein.
Maeng Da
Maeng Da is not a region, but an enhanced version of Thai Kratom. It is one of the most well known forms of kratom, and also one of the strongest strains available.
Malaysia
Malaysia (Malay) is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches and rainforests. Malay kratom comes in white, red, and green vein.

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.