The kratom craze has been spreading like wildfire in the United States and many people are curious about why the sudden interest in this ancient herb. In fact, thousands of people every day are looking for new and exciting varieties of kratom. Green Sumatra kratom is in high demand as it is fairly potent, yet still mild enough for beginners.
This article shall take a close look at Green Sumatra Kratom and explore why it is held in such high regard. And for those who might still be in the dark about kratom in general, we shall briefly touch on its humble beginnings.
The Kratom Saga
Before it suddenly became a hot item in the U.S. as well as worldwide, Kratom began its rise to popularity in the area from which it originates. In tropical landscapes such as mountains, jungles, and riverbanks of Southeast Asia grows a tree known by its scientific name as the Mitragyna Speciosa. More commonly called the Kratom Tree, this highly esteemed tree has been growing in tropical Southeast countries since the beginning of time.
Back in the day, natives used to pluck the leaves ripe from the trees and chomp on them to reap from their taste, texture, and benefits. As well, many would dry the leaves under sunlight and use them to brew medicinal teas. In the last few years, the secret of kratom was discovered on a global level and suddenly this ancient herb was hailed as a powerful nutritional supplement.
Kratom is extremely rich in compounds that naturally occur during its growth called alkaloids. These alkaloids are the force from which kratom derives its many benefits. As each kratom user has had a slightly different experience with kratom, it is quite hard to pinpoint these exact qualities, but many will say it is similar to coffee and other varieties of caffeine, just somewhat healthier in nature.
In the United States of America, as well as several other nations, the legality of kratom may still be in question. It is legal in some states in the U.S., but others have a strict kratom ban, or at least highly imposed age restrictions. Not yet approved by the FDA, it is of utmost importance that you only obtain kratom products legally and follow any guidelines set in place by your governing body.
Kratom leaves are still sold as whole or crushed leaves that are either chewed or used to brew herbal tea and coffee blends. As well, it is finely crushed into a powdery form and sold in bulk or in capsule form. We will touch on the most popular uses of kratom later on.
Kratom leaves mature as they age., thus the strength of the alkaloids changes at each age progression. Green kratom is harvested from kratom leaves in the prime of their youth while red kratom is sourced from the eldest kratom leaves. Therefore, any strain of red vein kratom is said to yield the most poignant benefits.
Similar to Indo Kratom and Kali Kratom, Sumatra Kratom is harvested solely from Indonesia. Deep in the dense jungles on the tropical island of Sumatra, this strain of kratom is sustainably raised and sourced by skilled kratom farmers with years of experience.
Kratom is known for having an insane amount of alkaloids. The two that have the highest presence in kratom leaves are called Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Sumatra Kratom is believed to be unique in that it contains significantly higher levels of Mitragynine than other kratom strains. This could be due to the unique climate conditions on the island, which help enrich the soil in which the kratom tree grows.
With an abundance of alkaloids, Sumatra Kratom is said to be one of the most vigorous kratom strains, mainly red Sumatra Kratom. Due to its ever-growing popularity, it is often hard to find. Experience kratom users say that it is well worth the effort and cost, however.
Green Sumatra Kratom
As stated above, Sumatra kratom is pretty potent, but fortunately, green Sumatra kratom is mild enough that newbies can confidently give it a go! Often, green Sumatra is purchased along with white and/or red Sumatra Kratom as many like to combine one or more varieties to slightly alter the alkaloid content.
Green Sumatra Kratom is sourced from kratom leaves that are fairly young, hence the greenish hue of the veins of the kratom leaf. To future nurture the green kratom leaves, they are dried briefly indoors, then brought outside while still a bit damp to enjoy natural light and brighten its green leaves.
Green Sumatra Kratom Teas
Kratom teas can be made in a variety of ways. As we mentioned earlier, kratom teas can be brewed at home using dried crushed or whole kratom leaves. As well, kratom powder can be used to brew kettle tea or sun tea, as well as coffee beverages. Some of the more established kratom vendors are now starting to carry their own line of specialty kratom teas in a variety of kratom strains.
Green Sumatra Kratom Capsules
If you prefer to benefit from your botanical supplements in a quick and easy manner, we suggest kratom capsules. Each capsule contains a carefully measured kratom dose, so you are always aware of how much kratom you are consuming. The capsules are easy to swallow and preferred by those who claim that kratom has a slightly bitter taste.
Green Sumatra Kratom Powder
One of the reasons why kratom powder is such a hot seller is that it has quite a few uses. Like we said before, it can be used to brew homemade kratom teas. Some enjoy adding kratom powder to their morning beverage, from coffee to tea to protein shakes to fruit and yogurt smoothies.
Speaking of yogurt, green Sumatra kratom is a great way to add a kick to your mourning yogurt, oatmeal, or hot cereal. It can also be used as an additive to baking. (think kratom brownies, cookies, or muffins!) A brief online search will yield many different recipes for kratom!
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