What is Kratom?

Kratom is the common name for the tropical evergreen tree found in Southeast Asia, the Mitragyna Speciosa. Part of the coffee tree family, kratom has been used for centuries for various remedies around the world.
Offering only the highest quality kratom in both capsule and powder forms, Green Hippo customers have reported positive effects after and while using
Kratom products. Kratom has been reported to relieve minor aches, support the immune system, help to regulate mood, promote relaxation and more.
Native to Southeast Asia, Kratom is cultivated primarily in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Although the kratom grown in each country is essentially the same plant, each produces strains unique to the soil and climate where they are grown. For instance, the kratom strains grown in Bali, Borneo, Java, and Sumatra tend to provide more mellow effects and are prized for their reported calming effects. On the other hand, some Thai strains, such as Maeng-Da, are known for helping to maintain energy.

The chemical composition of green, red, white and yellow vein kratom leaf variants determine the effects on a user’s mind and body, and higher or lower concentrations of alkaloids and mitragynine can dramatically affect the potency of the kratom.

Kratom Q&A

What is Kratom?

Kratom tree leaves are used for medicinal and sacred rituals, most widely known for their healing properties. ​Part of the coffee tree family, kratom​ (also known as ​Mitragyna Speciosa​)​ has been used for centuries for various remedies around the world to alleviate pain, treat opiate addiction, lift mood, and boost the immune system. Offering only the highest quality kratom in both capsule and powder forms, Green Hippo customers notice positive effects, such as decreases in chronic pain, when using Kratom products.

Where is Kratom grown?

Kratom is grown in Southeast Asia, principally in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

What are the benefits of Kratom?

Medicinal effects of kratom include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in drug withdrawal
  • Relieving pain
  • Boosting energy
  • Mood enhancing
  • Anti-depressant
  • Immune boosting
  • Blood sugar stabilization
  • Anti-inflammatory
What specifically is Kratom used for?

Kratom has been used for a wide variety of pain and stressors, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Back aches and pains
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Strained Muscles
  • Scoliosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Opioid addiction withdrawal
What strains are best for pain relief?

Strains that have been reported to relieve minor aches or soreness associated with conditions such as muscle fatigue are:

  • Red Dragon
  • White Vein Borneo
  • Superior Maeng-Da
What strains are best for drug withdrawl relief?

Strains that have reportedly helped to reduce occasional urges for addiction pursuits are:

  • Bali Kratom
  • White Vein Borneo
  • Superior Maeng-Da
How do I take Kratom?

Kratom can be consumed in a variety of ways. The harshest, taking it straight up, is not recommended for those just getting started with kratom. It can be mixed in with teas, smoothies, shakes, and food. Learn more on our Preparation page.

How much Kratom should I take?

If you are new to kratom, start by taking 1 – 3 grams (½ – ¾ teaspoon) and work your way up. As you start to use kratom more, you will notice a tolerance being built up, usually to about 3 – 5 (sometimes more) grams. You don’t want this to increase too quickly. Once you find that 1 – 3 grams is not having the same effects, start to increase the amount you use by about ¼ – ⅛ of a teaspoon at a time.