Kratom and kava are two plants that have caught the attention of the Western world in recent years. However, despite their apparent similarities, the two plants are actually quite dissimilar. History & Regions of Origin Kava, or Piper methysticum, is a small shrub that grows in the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, […]

Kratom Explained For centuries, Kratom has played a recurring role in the cross-cultural history of the world. However, despite the plant’s extensive past, Kratom continues to be a subject of contention and confusion. Supported by a shallow body of research and facing mounting regulatory pressures, Kratom seems to attract more questions than answers. In the […]

In its Southeast Asian countries of origin, Kratom has a lengthy past that spans across several centuries of recorded history. However, this timeless botanical has only caught the attention of Americans in the last few decades, subsequently attracting both recognition and notoriety. Although American citizens have demonstrated near-overwhelming support for Kratom, American legislators and government […]

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Mitragyna speciosa, or Kratom, is one of many remarkable plants in its scientific family of classification, Rubiaceae. Kratom’s botanical family members include the coffee plant and thousands of other species in total, some of which have deep roots in the medicinal history of the world. What is the Rubiaceae Family? Rubiaceae is a family of […]

Kratom is harvested from the leaves of mitragyna speciosa, a tree native to regions of Southeast Asia. Although Kratom is natural, its journey from plant to product is often lengthy, cross-continental, and involves numerous production and processing techniques. If produced with consideration and care, the result is a wholly unique botanical substance with remarkable properties. […]

In its Southeast Asian region of origin, Kratom has an extensive history that spans centuries. However, the plant has only recently been introduced to the United States, where its sudden arrival and subsequent surge in popularity has stirred skepticism and concern amongst regulatory agencies. In particular, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has […]

Many substances that have an effect on the mind or body are carefully regulated in the United States. In modern times, the vehicle for this regulation is the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Among other things, this act established five classifications, called “Schedules,” for drugs in the country. Drugs are placed in different Schedules depending […]

White, green, oolong, and black — oh my! There are so many different varieties of tea, but what do all these names mean? Surprisingly, although there are so many different variations of tea, the majority all come from the same plant: the Camellia sinensis, a small evergreen shrub native to Asia. Although all tea comes […]

The New Products Include Additional Capsule Offerings and Bentuangie Kratom Kratom Spot is pleased to introduce several new offerings to our line of all-natural kratom products. As our company has grown, so has our curated selection of powders and capsules – which now includes over 30 unique strains. While our inventory continues to expand, our […]

As kratom’s popularity within the United States and across the world soars, thousands of people are discovering the plant for the first time. However, as many newcomers of the plant wade into its mysterious waters, they may find themselves confused and disoriented by the sheer variety of available choice. That’s because as a plant, no […]

  At Kratom Spot, we believe that every stage of kratom production –– from cultivation and harvesting to exportation and packaging –– influences the quality of the end product. By emphasizing quality across all aspects of our business, we’ve been able to craft an online kratom shopping experience that we think you’ll love. Read more […]

For centuries, the leaves of the mitragyna speciosa plant have played an integral role in the lives of many Southeast Asian natives. Now, kratom is gaining rapid popularity within the United States and elsewhere. However, kratom’s arrival within the western world has left many confused regarding the plant’s varieties and origins. Unlike other substances, kratom […]

Kratom – the ground leaves of the mitragyna speciosa plant – has been steadily growing in popularity within the United States and abroad. However, because kratom is botanical in nature, many varieties of the plant exist. This diversity of choice is often disorienting for newcomers, and unfortunately, factually-founded information on the plant’s sizeable variety is […]

Even though it has a history spanning centuries, Kratom, the dried leaves of the mitragyna speciosa plant, has mostly remained under-the-radar of most Americans – until now. As an under-researched botanical specimen with remarkable properties, scientists and federal legislators alike have recently turned their attention towards kratom in the hopes of demystifying the plant’s enigmatic […]

One of the most remarkable qualities of kratom is the plant’s sizeable diversity. Because the leaves of the mitragyna speciosa tree are cultivated in several distinct regions and are harvested in numerous ways, many varieties of kratom exist. The diverse nature of kratom creates a broad spectrum of consumer choice –– but it can also […]

In today’s online kratom marketplace, buyers can purchase kratom from a wide variety of sources in various product sizes and formats. And although a broad spectrum of consumer choice is ideal, the prices aren’t always in your favor. In fact, depending on how you’re buying your kratom, you might actually be spending more and saving […]

Mitragyna speciosa is a tropical evergreen tree that’s part of the coffee family –– you may know it as kratom. While it’s a relatively new phenomenon in the Western world, the Mitragyna speciosa leaf has been enjoyed by people in Southeastern Asia for centuries. The powder derived from a dried or cured Mitragyna speciosa leaf […]

Kratom––the ground leaves of the mitragyna speciosa plant––has found its way into the lives of hundreds of Americans across the nation. However, despite the plant’s surging popularity, researchers are struggling to keep up. Kratom’s arrival within the United States may seem like a recent phenomenon, but in actuality, mitragyna speciosa has firm roots in the […]

Recently, countless Americans have welcomed kratom––the ground leaves of the mitragyna speciosa plant––into their lives. Due to this sudden leap in popularity, the kratom plant has received considerable media attention, stirring interest as well as skepticism. Although many Americans were unfamiliar with kratom until just recently, mitragyna speciosa has a vast history that spans hundreds […]

As kratom continues to gain traction in the United States, much attention is being drawn to the plant’s unique properties. A lack of formative research has left legislators with a shallow understanding of the plant, complicating classification efforts. Meanwhile, researchers remain focused on demystifying the underlying mechanisms of kratom pharmacology in order to better understand […]

The leaves of the mitragyna speciosa plant have been coveted by indigenous populations for centuries. In recent years, kratom has found a place in the hearts –– and cupboards –– of enthusiasts around the world. Thanks to widespread media coverage and a growing body of research, many Americans are discovering kratom’s remarkable properties for themselves. […]

As an emerging substance within the US, kratom is largely unregulated by federal institutions. Standards of quality and purity are at the discretion of individual kratom vendors, rather than being enforced by organizations such as the FDA. However, as kratom continues to gain attention within the US, the importance of establishing kratom good manufacturing practice […]