Indonesian Mitragyna speciosa
Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a beautiful deciduous, evergreen tree that grows primarily in the sacred jungles of Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and other tropical regions in South East Asia. Interestingly enough, there is online anecdotal evidence suggesting that with proper care these trees can also grow in Southern California, Texas, Iowa, and Florida.
We import our raw Mitragyna speciosa directly from the region of Pontianak & Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan Borneo.
Borneo is a rainy, biodiverse island filled with life and rivers and lush forests.
These indigenous trees belong to the Mitragyna genus, which stems from the coffee family (Rubiaceae). Kratom, a cousin of the coffee plant has been part of the traditional culture of South East Asia for thousands of years. Based on their oral tradition, kratom continues to be venerated as a powerful and sacred botanical. Kratom is ancestral wisdom. Natives and people across the world acknowledge that kratom promotes overall wellness, vitality, comfort, balance, connectedness, and tranquility. On the other hand, kratom is still relatively new in the Western Culture. As a result, kratom continues to be misunderstood. According to the American Kratom Association, 5 to 15 million people purchase Mitragyna speciosa in the United States of America alone. It is believed that kratom started appearing and becoming popular in America in the early 2000s, but people in the kratom community argue that kratom has been here since the Vietnam War. In fact, veterans were one of the first Americans to befriend Mitragyna speciosa. Check out our blog titled “The War on Kratom & the Assault on Nature” to learn more about the origins and the history of Mitragyna speciosa/kratom.
While these indigenous trees enjoy growing in rich and fertile soil in order to preserve their vitality, their geographical location, the cultivating process, drying phase, and the harvesting time are the fundamental factors responsible for permeating the kratom leaves with unrivaled natural properties.
Something vital to point out (that not many people know) is the fact that there are no green, white, gold, yellow, or red kratom trees. What gives color to kratom (what we call strain) is the way kratom is curated (during the drying phase). For instance, kratom can be curated in a dark and cool environment while it can also be curated with direct sunlight.
Mitragyna speciosa flowers play a vital role in the society of South East Asia. The magnificent yellow flowers are a major symbol of the harmonious native culture, and the flowers are frequently used as positive and vivacious artisanal decorations/ornaments.
It is important to point out that natives of South East Asia (e.g. Dayak People) have been known for building peaceful communities near kratom trees. While their writing might not be abundant, their communities are rich in customary practices well-connected with the rhythms of the earth. The Dayak People deeply believe that everything has a distinct spiritual essence. According to them, there are no boundaries between the physical and the spiritual worlds. The magic, the beauty found within the kratom leaves dates back to thousands of years. Our ancestors knew about kratom before, and the western world is in the midst of finding out about its natural properties. The war on kratom is far from over. Become Kratom Literate! The kratom industry has always been a family oriented industry, and we are happy to collaborate with natives of Indonesia for the betterment of the planet. Our vision is to restore and preserve the identity of Mitragyna speciosa through education and openness to experience. Hence, providing raw ground leaf kratom in its truest form is our commitment to our friends and family.
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Behind the Scenes
Nature gives us many marvelous plants, but not all Mitragyna speciosa is created equal! Not only do we support the friendly and earthly local kratom farmers of Indonesia, but we make sure that only mature leaves are meticulously chosen to produce our artisanal kratom ground leaf powder and our mystical homemade, hand-crafted kratom soap exfoliator. In order to preserve the sacred natural properties found within these sacred leaves, we make sure that the drying phase is done in a positive, refreshing, cool, and pristine environment. Our kratom is kept in airtight containers.
Kratom, an equatorial tropical tree, is as natural as it gets. These trees are known for thriving in humid and swampy environments. They love water and they are very sensitive to the climate. Mother earth has taught us that majestic spirit of kratom trees just need plenty of sunshine, air, water (lots and lots), compassionate care, and nutritious natural earthly minerals to flourish. Our raw kratom is perfect for spiritual purposes, for hand-crafting salves, candles, and soap making while in the presence of your loved ones. Be creative and let the spirit of kratom inspire!