The use of kratom goes back several thousand years, but it was first formally documented growing abundantly in Thailand by Dutch botanist Pieter Willem Korthals in the early 19th century.


While the birthplace of Mitragyna Speciosa is unknown, it has flourished abundantly in Southeast Asia and Indochina — growing naturally in regions such as:


  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Sumatra
  • Java
  • Bali
  • Borneo
  • The Sunda isles.




Due to growing in these distinctly different areas, the plant has evolved to adapt to its environment, making kratom leaves from varied in effects and potency. We will cover these strain differences at length to give you a better understanding of the versatility and applications of this plant.