Although kratom is becoming very popular in recent times, there are many people who still don’t know its properties and how to use it properly. One of the problems that most newbies find when they approach kratom from the first time, is the overwhelming number of varieties and strains available in the market. Following a series of articles on white vein kratom, red vein kratom, and kratom stem and vein, we’ll like to introduce you to a comprehensive guide to green vein kratom in this article.
What is Kratom?
Kratom is an evergreen tree from the coffee family that grows wild in the tropical rainforest of South East Asia. The tree’s scientific name is Mitragyna speciosa, in fact, you can also find it under this name in the market. Regarding its morphology, kratom can grow up to 25m (82ft) and its leaves are typically dark green.
Kratom’s leaves have been used in traditional medicine for centuries in Thailand, Indonesia and other areas of South East Asia. However, its use was banned in Thailand in 1943. Nevertheless, the Thai Government is currently considering lifting this ban.
In our modern society, many kratom users claim how the plant has helped them ease or alleviate several conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety and depression and insomnia, to name just a few. Also, one of kratom’s more popular uses is to alleviate the symptoms of opiate withdrawal.
Main Kratom Types
Kratom has many different strains and varieties. And one of the most important aspects to consider before taking kratom is that each kratom type has different effects. So, before choosing your kratom type, you should research what would be the best variety for your purpose.
Notably, kratom takes its name from the color of the back of its leaves. Namely, kratom has three main varieties: red vein kratom, white vein kratom, and green vein kratom. While red vein kratom tends to be more soothing and relaxing, white vein is typically more energizing and has mood elevating properties. On the other hand, green vein kratom is a sort of middle ground between the other two types. But let’s explore more on this variety below.
Properties of Green Vein Kratom
As we mentioned above, green vein kratom serves as a middle ground between the white and red varieties. The reason for this is that the alkaloid concentration on green vein kratom is more balanced. That’s why many kratom users mix this type with the other two to enhance their effects. Moreover, green vein kratom poses most of the properties and effects of the other two types. On the other hand, green vein kratom’s effects typically last longer than red and white varieties and has a less bitter taste. In fact, some users claim that they can feel them up to 8 hours. Also, some claim that when mixing it properly, green vein kratom can get rid of the drowsiness that red vein provokes or the overstimulation of the white strains.
The main properties and uses of green vein kratom include:
- Pain relief: It can alleviate headaches, joint pain and other types of pain without the drowsiness of the red varieties.
- Stimulant and energizing: Some users take a green vein kratom tea in the morning when facing too demanding tasks. Moreover, green vein kratom is the most stimulant of all three types.
- Eases social anxiety: Many users who suffer from this issue claim to be less afraid around people.
- Mental stimulation: Green vein kratom users report that this variety may increase mental alertness.
Finally, consider that you must be very cautious with the kratom dosage. If you’ve never tried kratom before, you should start on a low dose (1-2 grams) and start increasing from there until you find the desired effects. Also, consider that more than 8-12 grams per day is considered a high dose and you shouldn’t exceed that dose to prevent kratom tolerance.
Green Vein Kratom: Popular Strains
Although most green vein kratom varieties have similarities, there are different varieties, each with their own properties and effects. Let’s see some of the most popular below.
Green Vein Maeng Da
Maeng Da kratom’s affordability has made it one of the most popular kratom varieties. Like with other strains, you can find white, red and green Maeng Da in the market. The main properties of green vein Maeng Da include: it enhances alertness, eases social phobia, increases self esteem and has energy boosting properties. However, if you suffer from anxiety you should stay away from any Maeng Da types.
Green Malay Kratom
Green Malay is a very popular kratom type. Some of Green Malay’s properties include:
- Increased sense of euphoria
- Pain relief
- Immune system boosting
- Energy boosting
- Increased focus and memory
On the other hand, when searching Green Malay, you’ve probably come across Super Green Malay. Although they are not different strains, you should consider that the latter is an enhanced variety of Green Malay, so you should more cautious with the dosage.
Green Vein Thai Kratom
As you may guess by its name, green Thai is a strain native to Thailand. But, due to the ban in this country, the green vein Thai kratom that you find in the market doesn’t come from there. In fact, most Thai kratom typically comes from Indonesia.
Green Vein Thai kratom is one of the most popular kratom types and it’s favored among many experienced users. Like other green types, green Thai is a good choice for those who seek to ease social anxiety. Moreover, it has mood enhancing, energizing and pain-relieving properties.
Green Vein Kratom Side Effects
Like any other kratom types, green vein kratom doesn’t come without side effects. Some of the most common green vein kratom side effects include:
- Stomach or digestive problems
- Nausea and vomiting
- Irritation (in hands, feet, stomach, and head)
- Feeling irritated (mentally)
- Runny or dry nose
However, most of these side effects happen when you are taking too a high dose. If you are feeling these or any other side effects, consider lowering the dosage, change the strain or quit kratom altogether.
Finally remember that, like any other kratom types, green vein kratom will be more energizing and stimulant at lower doses, whilst more sedating at higher ones.