What is Kratom?

Kratom

Kratom
You’ve got an instinct. When you see a new product or innovation, you get a feeling in your gut about it,
a deep intuition. Nine times out of 10, you can predict what will succeed and what is going to belly flop.
You’re open to trying new things, so long as you can discover a practical use for them. As fellow
disruptors, we welcome you into the world of all things Kratom—a world that is rattling Western culture
for the better.
Though the product has been used for thousands of years in the indigenous civilizations, it hasn’t become
popular across the rest of the world until the last 100 years. The United States has seen a boom
specifically over the last decade. In that time, a simple leaf that came from the quiet trees of Southeast
Asia has spread like wildfire through a dry field.
Kratom’s popularity will continue to grow without a doubt, and while it does we want to share our secret.
We want to help you understand why Kratom is so important to us and what it can mean for you and your
lifestyle.
The Breakdown of Kratom
Mitragyna Speciosa comes from the Rubiaceae family. This means almost nothing to you (unless you’re a
botanist or someone with a nontraditional hobby) until you learn that this is the family that also includes
coffee and gardenias.
Mitragyna Speciosa thrives in swampy areas, clearing up any confusion as to why it originated in
Southeast Asia instead of the rest of the world. Depending on the location, environment and temperature,
the tree can be deciduous (sheds its leaves once a year as the seasons change) or evergreen.
You will mainly find this plant growing wild in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua. At Moon
Kratom, our strains are typically named after the place they originated. Kratom is cultivated for its leaves,
which have been used longer than we can begin to fathom. This species of trees grows to be anywhere
between 13 and 30 feet tall and 15 feet wide. However, some have found trees that grow up to 70 feet tall.
Kratom’s dark green leaves typically grow in a cluster around the end of the branch. However, the leaves
can range in color and be yellow or white as well, which can be extremely striking when they feature
veins that are red or light green. This part of the plant can be up to seven inches long and four inches
wide. The leaves are round and have a heart shape at the base—coincidentally, the love for the plant has
grown just like the foliage.
The tree doesn’t just have roots that reach deep into the moist Southeast Asian soil. Kratom has imbedded
its roots deep within the culture of Thailand. When the rest of the world discovered what this tree could
do, there was no stopping its spread.
Dispersed Around the World
It’s believed that the recorded European history of Kratom use began in the mid-nineteenth century.
However, Dutch traders are estimated to have discovered it as early as the seventeenth century. What’s in

a name? Mitragyna Speciosa didn’t receive its official name until the year 1895, when E. M. Holmes
placed a descriptor on the tree.
Just like khat or cocoa, Kratom’s leaves have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. When
someone in the indigenous civilizations was experiencing pain, low energy, no appetite or low sexual
desire, they simply chewed on its leaves for a little while. Extracts from the leaves have also been used to
treat wounds as a local anesthetic.
In a time when your wellbeing depended on your ability to work on the farm or spend hours harvesting, it
was easy to feel exhausted. This is when Kratom was first used as an energizer. Workers who had
laborious or redundant jobs used the leaves for a second wind of vitality or simply as a mood enhancer.
Traditionally, there was never a stigma attached to using Kratom. It was just a way of life, like your early
morning mug of coffee or tea. In Thailand, Mitragyna Specious was known commonly as “Kratom,”
Krathom, Kakuam, Ithang or Thom. In Malaysia it was known as Biak-Biak or Ketum. In the Philippines
it was referred to as Mambog. Not once did anyone question the need for this herb.
How Kratom Is Used Now
The snowball effect of Kratom is only growing. The relaxing and energizing effects of the natural,
organic tree have become many folk’s solution to health. There are countless strains available, all able to
help bring a unique mood or quality.
You can purchase Kratom in several forms. Some of the most popular are in capsules, extracts, tinctures
or powders. At Moon Kratom, our powder is some of the finest and highest quality on the market today.
The powder can be turned into a morning drink, hot tea or any other beverage. Some will even choose to
encapsulate it.
These methods work due to the alkaloids in the plant. The compounds bind to receptors in your body and
give you the mood enhancing and natural benefits. Most people who use Kratom will tell you to do so in
small dosages, once per day, to achieve the greatest benefits. First time users are encouraged to choose
powder instead of concentrates, as it is the smallest quantity available.
Keeping the Tradition Alive
We live in a time where Eastern medicine is making a giant resurgence around the world. You have
probably already heard of aromatherapy, acupuncture, reflexology and Reiki. Now it’s time to add
another one to your list: Kratom.
As a society, we are beginning to believe in the connection between the Earth and us. Why put synthetic
chemicals into your body, when you can find pain relief through energy work? How does somebody
choose changing their mood by taking a drug from the grocery store shelves instead of trying their hand at
treating it with aromatherapy?
There’s at least one person in your family who chooses to use essential oils regularly. You get to be the
person in the family who chooses to heal from natural sources like a plant you can find when in Asia.
Kratom works to bring you better mood, energy and focus.
The reviews are in. The popularity of Kratom is surging once more. Try our Kratom powder today to
determine if you should make it part of your own daily routine. Our very own representative in the area

scouts out the highest quality plant to send to us. We in turn bring it directly to you; cutting out the
middleman and maintaining value you just can’t get anywhere else.
At Moon Kratom, we aim to be the best when it comes to customer service. If you have any questions
about the quality of use of our product, reach out to us now. Your inquiries will be answered swiftly by
our representatives.
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