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What is Sumatra Kratom?

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Sumatra Kratom’s Beginnings

The largest island of Indonesia’s islands and the sixth largest island in the world, Sumatra is home to some beautiful old-growth rainforests and has a population of over 50 million people.

Sumatra kratom — including red vein Sumatra, green vein Sumatra, and white vein Sumatra kratom strains — has grown in the wild in the lush rainforests of Sumatra for thousands of years. The warm, humid climate and high rainfall provide the Mitragyna speciosa trees with just the right conditions for them to flourish. While illegal logging has taken down many of the old-growth wild kratom trees, there are still a number of wild kratom trees left. As part of the ancient rainforests, these trees boast a particularly high alkaloid content.

More Than Just Sumatra Kratom: A Coffee-Growing Paradise

Mitragyna speciosa—or kratom—is part of the coffee family. It comes as no surprise, then, that Sumatra is also prime coffee-growing territory! In the lowlands, you can find Robusta coffee producers, and in the highlands, you can come across Arabica coffee varieties. Unlike kratom, coffee is not native to Indonesia and was taken there from Ethiopia by Dutch colonists in 1699. Now in the twenty-first century, Indonesia is the world’s primary producer of coffee—with Sumatra and Java being the main coffee-producing islands.

Kratom (including Sumatra kratom) is the other main crop produced in Sumatra through a combination of wild kratom harvesting and sustainably-managed plantations. The kratom varieties that are grown in Sumatra include Sumatra kratom, Indo kratom, and Bali kratom (named for the port through which it is shipped to the world). These Mitragyna speciosa plantations are grown from cuttings from the alkaloid-rich rainforest trees and are harvested by local kratom farmers who learned the art of kratom harvesting from their ancestors. By following ancient traditions, our harvesters know how to select the most potent leaves for the highest-quality result!

A Favorable Political Climate

Between coffee and kratom, Sumatra is a veritable hotspot for potent, all-natural ethnobotanicals and much of the country’s income comes from the trading and exportation of these products. This is aided greatly by Indonesia’s laws that allow for the harvest, exportation, and trade of Sumatra kratom—such as red vein Sumatra and white vein Sumatra—without penalties.

This is in contrast to Malaysia where kratom use is strictly banned, and in Thailand where the use and sale of kratom is only allowed for medicinal or research purposes.

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While kratom and Sumatra kratom leaves have not been as ubiquitous in Indonesian culture as they have in other parts of Southeast Asia, native Sumatrans have used kratom leaves for pain relief, relaxation, and the treatment of diarrhea for hundreds of years. Some anthropologists think that the popularity of Sumatra kratom in Sumatran culture is reflected in the laid-back rhythm of life that continues to be seen on the island to this day.

Experience the Island Life with Sumatra Kratom from Kratora

At Kratora, you can buy kratom that includes three strains from Sumatra:

The red vein Sumatra variety is harvested from leaves bearing red-colored veins whereas the green and white vein Sumatra varieties come from leaves with green-colored veins. The effects of each strain follow a similar pattern to our other red, green, and white vein kratom strains and are said to be somewhat similar to Borneo kratom varieties.

Try our Red Vein Sumatra for Soothing Relaxation

The red vein Sumatra kratom strain that we stock at Kratora comes from the mature leaves of Sumatra kratom trees which are harvested for their high alkaloid content. Users describe the aroma of this strain as soothing and relaxing with less stimulation than other green vein varieties.

Get Up and Get Going with our Green and White Vein Sumatra Strains

Our green and white vein Sumatra strains are named for the green-colored veins on the underside of the kratom leaf, and the lower amounts of light used in the drying process. Featuring a more stimulating and euphoric aroma, these Sumatra kratom strains are similar to our Thai Green kratom and White Borneo kratom strains.

Shop our Sumatra Kratom and Invest in Sustainable Agriculture

At Kratora, our kratom farmers have generations of kratom-harvesting experience. By purchasing our organic and all-natural kratom powder, you are keeping these rural farmers in business and ensuring that traditional knowledge about kratom continues to be passed down to future generations. Our ongoing relationship with these communities ensures that we know the conditions under which our kratom is produced and that you receive a highly-potent and trustworthy product! That’s the Kratora difference.

Shop our pure Sumatra kratom today to receive same-day shipping on orders submitted before 3 PM EST Monday through Friday and 1 PM EST on Saturdays (excluding holidays).
Please note that the US FDA has not approved kratom to be sold for human consumption, sold for external use only. None of the products sold on our website are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition.

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Colleen is a part owner of Kratora along with her brother David. Kratora was founded in 2013 by David with Colleen joining the team later in 2017. The siblings were born and raised in the Bay Area and spent most of their professional years working in Silicon Valley. Their interest in botanicals began in the early 2000s as they cared for a sick family member and quickly grew into the passion that formed Kratora.

Colleen and the team at Kratora are dedicated to providing the best quality botanicals on the market along with the best customer service. They believe their loyal customers are what makes Kratora so special! Over their many years in business it has always brought them joy to work with their customers and see how botanicals are changing lives for the better.

Kratora’s vision is to help their customers live a better life by consistently providing the highest quality, safest, and purest botanicals on the market. Colleen and her team specialize in regular kratom, kratom extracts, liquid kratom, even kratom gummies — plus a lot of kratom alternative products. Kratora is always looking to expand their product line while remaining true to their high standards.

Colleen believes in transparency between the Kratora team and the expert farmers in South Asia which is why they follow Fair Trade policies. Without these farmers, Kratora would not have any products to sell. As part of Colleen’s commitment in providing the highest quality botanicals, Kratora invests highly into third-party lab testing for all of the products they sell.

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