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ted (verified owner) – December 7, 2018
Can’t say enough good things about Kratora and kratom in general. Please keep up the great work. This customer for life thanks you for your professionalism and dedication to quality customer service.
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amiealice (verified owner) – August 6, 2018
This strain works great! and I like all the reds. I swear it seriously works.
Ian (verified owner) – May 29, 2018
This is an absolutely amazing strain and my personal favorite on the entire market.
Daniel (verified owner) – March 14, 2018
Just like the description says, if you like bali then you will certainly enjoy this as well. I would recommend Kratora to anyone. I received my shipment in one day. Absolutely great shopping experience with a great company. Thank you!
Theophilus (verified owner) – February 28, 2018
This used to be a great strain, but it’s changed since it was first introduced. Strain of kratom varies per delivery. Very disappointed.
j. (verified owner) – February 22, 2018
Try it, you wont be disappointed.
John (verified owner) – February 8, 2018
So far, next to Maeng Da, this is my favorite. Kratora has always managed to wow me by providing great products. I hope to see more strains varieties in the future. I’m extremely satisfied with this company.
Marie C. (verified owner) – December 28, 2017
The Red Vein Kail has always been a great balance for Kratom but over the past year I have been noticing a difference. Well, yesterday I found an old bag from about a year ago and so without thinking I took some like usual. Wow, I was so amazed at how great the effect was. It felt like it was a totally different product it was so good. I don’t know what’s happened to the quality but it has definitely changed. Too bad, the original stuff was great.
Daniel (verified owner) – September 15, 2017
Bravo. Great company. This strain favors me above all others. The samples assist in finding your favorite. Kratora is the only online company from which I place orders sans worry.
William (verified owner) – September 8, 2017
I put this strain in my order as well. felt that it was somewhere between the red vein kali and the Bali. It’s a fantastic afternoon strain. Kratora nailed this one!
John (verified owner) – July 5, 2017
Love every bit of this honestly
Rin (verified owner) – June 17, 2017
The strain is another go to of mine. I believe I discovered it in the sample pack I got from Kratora. Power wise, it seems on par with their white white maeng da. It does seem to vary from time to time. But it’s overall a great strain. Very relaxing and can be a little stimulating. Seem’s to greatly improve focus if you may be working on things that require it.
Jessica (verified owner) – April 28, 2017
This really works! And I am sold.
Rankin (verified owner) – January 11, 2017
Bali was always my favorite, but this may knock it out of first place. Kratora is a little bit more pricey than others but I’m back with them because the potency of their micro-powders is unparalleled. Thanks Kratora for giving us Bali lovers something new!!
Andrew (verified owner) – July 16, 2016
I’m leaving this review to hopefully help others when trying to decide if they should try red Kali. Kratora sent me a sample to try and I was impressed, especially after reading another negative comment. Ignore it. This is as effective as Bali or red Thai. Go for it!
Randall (verified owner) – June 30, 2016
Best plain leaf variety I have had of Kratom PERIOD. I have bought Kratora’s Mang Da, Bali, Malay, Thai Red Vein, UEI, 25x extract and Borneo White Vein, and this new product has made me forget about all those others. Only bad thing is it never seems to be IN STOCK LOL. I guess that means I am not the only one who is EXTREMELY impressed. I just received a 4 ounce order of Malay, and here I am as I write this waiting patiently to see when this will be back in stock so i can snatch up as much as i can afford. Also, as always, the people @ Kratora are super duper speedy, customer service is second to none. You never go more than just a couple of hours it seems w/o a response even on the weekends. Usually just 15-30 minutes. Thanks for great products and great service.
Skyler (verified owner) – June 10, 2016
I gave two stars because I love Kratora; But this product was not for me. I sadly had to toss it.
Michael (verified owner) – October 9, 2015
I am old enough to remember what ‘service’ was like in the 1960s-1970s. Its been long gone and it never really even made a show on the Internet. But these folks are different! Service is unbelievably good as is delivery speed and (of course!) product. Whoever built their service model needs to be the CEO of a few dozen Fortune 500 companies.
Chad (verified owner) – July 17, 2015
My first time trying kratom and I’m so glad I found Kratora. Super fast shipping. Placed the order Thursday morning received it on Saturday. Quality product, about 3-4 grams of Red Vein Kali puts me in a good mood for about 6 hours. Will definitely be purchasing again.
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This is one of our newest additions and we are very excited about offering another Bali-esque type strain. This strain is harvested from the Kalimantan Region, using only mature leaves and then finely ground.
The US FDA has not approved this herb to be sold for internal use. Sold for external use only.
Earn up to 180 Points.
Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) is native to Southeast Asia, including Thailand, where a number of different kratom strains grow in the wild. Kratom has deep ties to Thai culture, as the kratom tree grows everywhere in the island nation and it has been used by local cultures for thousands of years.
Notably, though, kratom has been considered illegal to possess or grow in Thailand since August 3, 1943. On this date, the Thai government enacted what is known as the Kratom Act 2486, which outlawed the cultivation and possession of this plant, which had long been used by native cultures as a natural medicine.
It’s said that Thailand’s Kratom Act 2486 was passed in response to the booming opium trade. The Thai government stood to earn a significant profit, as they enacted laws that imposed duties and taxes on opium growers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers. It’s said that banning kratom in Thailand was one measure that was intended to help protect these interests.
In the 1930s and 1940s, Thailand was seeing a time of tremendous political unrest, under the rule of Luang Phibunsongkhram, who approved authoritarian laws that provided the Thai government with tremendous control, including virtually unlimited arrest powers and full press censorship capabilities.
Thailand’s field workers would spend as much as 18 hours a day, hard at work in the fields and it was kratom that they utilized to help them get through the day. They chewed kratom leaves to help alleviate the pain from the hard labor, while also providing a sense of peace and calm as they worked day after day. In this era, a seven-day work week was typical for Thai field workers.
In fact, kratom came to be known in Thailand as the “poor man’s marijuana,” which was another natural substance that was commonly utilized, although it was far more expensive. It has even been said that when a man proposed marriage to a woman, the woman’s family would hold the man in higher regard if he was a “kratom chewer” (instead of a marijuana smoker,”) as this implied that the woman’s future husband was a hard worker – a trait that was highly regarded in this culture.
In time, kratom became the go-to plant for the Thai working class. It was effective, non-addictive, widely available and often free since the kratom tree grows wild. Many started using kratom to ease their opium addictions – a fact that disturbed government officials, who were earning a significant profit from not just the opium trade, but also the local opium addicts.
The situation went downhill when the East Asian War broke out in 1942. This left the Thai government even more desperate for funds, so they eliminated opium’s “competitor” – kratom – by outlawing the plant. This is evidenced by what few records remain from this time. In a January 1942 Thai House of Representatives meeting, one member said that “Taxes for opium are high while kratom is not currently being taxed. With the increase of those taxes, people are starting to use kratom instead and this has had a visible impact on our government’s income.” Notably, despite kratom’s “criminalization” by the Thai government, it was rarely enforced and the public continued to use kratom thanks to the millions of trees that grow wild across the nation. A 1979 law called The Narcotics Act placed kratom in the Schedule 5 category, alongside cannabis. Schedule 5 is the least restrictive category which provides many with hope that it may someday be de-criminalized.
At the time of the ban, kratom had been in use for more than 3,000 years (or perhaps even longer.) Native Thailand cultures have long used kratom – also called “ketum,” “krathom” or “thom,” as it is known in Southern Thailand. Kratom grows in all areas of Thailand, so the cultural ties are quite significant, but kratom’s cultural significance tends to be the strongest in the southern regions.
Workers such as farmers, fishermen and in more modern times, rubber tree tappers, would use kratom to help ease the pain and provide an energy boost, while traditional Thai medicine has long used kratom to treat pain and injuries, diarrhea, anxiety, sleeplessness, fever and even as a poultice for wounds.
More recently, there have been movements to de-criminalize kratom in Thailand. Thai Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri (who, notably, is from the southern region of Thailand, where kratom plays a major social role) has made a move to remove kratom from the nation’s narcotics list. Many politicians have been successful in providing evidence that kratom is no more addictive than coffee and causes no social harm. Modern Thai politicians have also pointed to the fact that kratom’s 1943 ban was rooted in politics and economics, rather than in true public health dangers. Even Thailand’s Narcotics Control Board admitted that kratom does not hold any serious risk of abuse and implies that legalization would cause no social harm.