According to the Botanical Legal Defense, they define Kratom as….
“Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) refers to the leaves of a South East Asian medicinal tree that is closely related to Coffee.It has been employed for a variety of uses in traditional South Eastern medicine systems for at least several hundred years of written recorded history but has undoubtedly been utilized since time immemorial.”
Kratom Names – What do the region names and different colors mean?
To someone new to Kratom, the names can be confusing. Kratom grows in the wild in some parts of South East Asia. The various climate differences can cause an effect on the final product Traditional names for Kratom come from the regions in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Those names are typically named for the region where the strains of kratom below are grown. Most Kratom imported into the United States comes from the Borneo region.
The colors refer to the veins in the leaves of Kratom. The most common vein colors are red, green, and white. Although those are the most common there are farmers that sell yellow or golden colored veins.
NOTE: The color of the veins are not the colors of the powder