Mitra Speciosa Colors/Veins
Kratom is typically divided into 3 distinct colors or veins, which are White Vein, Green Vein, and Red Vein
The Kratom tree, commonly known as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a fascinating species with a rich history and numerous approaches to cultivation, gathering, and processing. Despite the tree being a single species, there are several techniques applied, which produce foliage with veins of various colors. That is the reason behind multiple Kratom color designations existing in the world.
Each Kratom strain has unique effects depending on the vein color of the plant. White Vein Kratom, for instance, is renowned for its stimulating effects on the body, while Green and Red Vein Kratom are known for inducing relaxation and calm in the body. The distinct approaches to growing and harvesting Kratom have led to a vast array of color and effect options.
Several kratom strains have little to no distinguishing characteristics despite regional variances and harvesting and processing techniques. As a result, the kratom is classified according to the color of the veins in the leaves. The color refers to the time at which and how the leaves were harvested. The veins come in various colors, including White, Green, and Red. These colors define the unique characteristics and effects of kratom. Some strains are further denoted with names that not only describe their color but also the origin such as Sumatra, Bali, and Borneo. The colors can also be blended to create a hue such as Yellow to combine effects of the original vein colors.
Kratom is often used to self-treat conditions such as pain, coughing, diarrhea, anxiety and depression, opioid use disorder, and opioid withdrawal. An estimated 1.7 million Americans aged 12 and older used kratom in 2021, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The U.S. FDA has not approved any prescription or over-the-counter drug products containing kratom or its two main chemical components, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine (7-OH-mitragynine).