Mitragyna speciosa (commonly known as kratom, also ketum) is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family (Rubiaceae) native to Southeast Asia in the Indochina and Malaysia phytochoria (botanical regions). The leaves of kratom have traditionally been used as an herbal alternative for centuries by the people of Southeast Asia.
Among Kratom vendors, a popular reference point to indicate variances in terms of visual appearance is Kratom Vein Color. When looking at Kratom leaves, farmers and vendors alike have identified four core vein colors:
Kratom strain names are useful identifiers that can indicate further variances within vein colors.
At Kratom Pro, we recognize that the most commonly favored strains include: