Kratom, Mitragyna Hirsuta & Sakae Naa – Asian Herbs

Asian herbal remedies are well-known worldwide, as native cultures in this region of the world have pioneered many different uses for plants and botanicals. From tea and culinary preparations, to traditional Asian medicine, and even bonsai, Asian herbs and botanicals are many and varied. Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) is native to Southeast Asia, where this plant has evolved into three different varieties and dozens of unique kratom strains. There’s also sakae naa (combretum quadrangulare), kava kava and mitragyna hirsuta, which is a cousin of the kratom plant. Collectively, these Asian herbs and botanicals have been the subject of significant research and in recent years, they have seen a rising popularity in Western cultures.

About These Popular Asian Herbs

Asia has a varied climate, but Southeast Asia — the region where kratom, mitragyna speciosa and sakae naa grow naturally — has a rather warm, tropical climate. This translates into a long growing season, which is ripe for the development of new varieties and strains. This is particularly the case for kratom, which comes in dozens of different types.

Here is a look at these four Asian plants and their properties.

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When buying kava or kratom extracts — or any botanical extract, for that matter — it’s important to remember that the extract concentration does not necessarily bring a linear increase in the potency. For instance, a 50x extract is not necessarily going to be 50 times more potent than plain leaf powder. Instead, this figure indicates the amount of extraction. In the case of 50x, 50 parts have been reduced down to one part, whereas in the case of a 10x extract, 10 parts have been reduced down to one part. Of course, extracts do tend to be far more concentrated than a non-extract, but shoppers should keep in mind that the exact degree of concentration may not necessarily align with the extraction figure. This is true regardless of the plant type or the brand name.

The team here at Kratora takes great pride in our commitment to traveling across Asia, seeking out some of the most fascinating herbs and botanicals on the planet. Our travels have allowed us to explore Southeast Asia in a quest to discover new and potent kratom strains, in addition to searching out remarkable, little-known botanicals that have been prized by local cultures for many generations. Is there a plant, herb or botanical that you’d like to see offered in Kratora’s online store? If so, we invite you to contact us today. Scroll to the top of the page to browse our selection, filtering by region, by effects, and by product type.

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