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5 Best Kratom Strains For Euphoria

The Basics of Kratom Strains

By Jessica SmithPublished 4 years ago 3 min read

Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is a tree indigenous to Southeast Asia, known for its use as herbal medicine. People often use Kratom to manage chronic pain, deal with opioid withdrawal symptoms. Some people use it recreationally.

With recreational use of Kratom (or Ketum), what people seek to gain is a special kind of euphoric high that energizes, reduces anxiety levels, and on occasion makes the users more talkative.

It is illegal in some countries, such as Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, and several others. However, in countries where it’s legal, people use it in the form of tea or capsules to deal with various conditions or to get euphoric.

The Basics of Kratom Strains

With the rise in sales of trusted Kratom powder and capsules in Europe and the United States, you should know that there are different types – or, as it’s called, strains.

Just like in marijuana, different strains provide different effects.

The strains are usually named based on the country of origin, so we have:


Bali / Red Vein

Green Malay




and Maeng da

Maeng-da represents several particular strains of Kratom that can be found in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. They are known for their long-lasting and particularly strong effects in raising your energy and in pain relief.

You can also identify Kratom strains by their leaf color- green, white, and red.

We’ve assembled a list of Kratom strains specifically useful for inducing euphoria and all-around bringing you up.

Green Sulawesi

Originating from Sulawesi Island in Indonesia, this particular strain has several alkaloids due to being a breed of positively euphoric red and white strains. This makes the strain highly effective and excellent in inducing euphoria.

Its juicy leaves are dried and either ground up or made into a tea to get you energized and euphoric.

Red Hulu Kapuas

The Red Hulu Kapuas is extremely rich in alkaloids, specifically Mitragynine – the alkaloid in Kratom that holds most of its properties. Its richness and effectiveness have made it the most common strain to be used for recreational purposes.

This strain hails from the lush forests of Hulu Kapuas in Borneo. This Indonesian island's humidness significantly affects the strain's qualities, making it great for getting that euphoria.

White Maeng Da

Kratom has a history of being used as a stimulant to sustain and provide energy during hard day labor in its countries of origin. On the other hand, this strain provides insight into the traditional use of Kratom tea.

Growing in Thailand and Indonesia, farmers have been using it for hundreds of years that we know of, and probably even well before that. It is doubtlessly the number one strain for getting a euphoria high.

White Thai

This strain is extremely potent and used almost exclusively for recreational purposes. It’s known for its potency and the tendency to produce longer-lasting results, even with a small dose.

It is also a very rare strain, due to the export of Kratom seeds out of Thailand not being legal. Besides marijuana, Kratom has only recently been legalized in Thailand for medicinal purposes, but not for recreational use.

Gold Bali

The Gold Bali strain is derived from the Red Bali Kratom strain, which has been dried to the point where the leaves have turned a golden color. It is the purest form of the Bali strain, and it doesn’t just cause a euphoria high but also relieves pain and helps fight anxiety.

As the name suggests, it originates from the beautiful Bali island, and it is extremely rich in alkaloids. It’s also known for the long-lasting effects it has, up to 6-8 hours. Only a small dosage is necessary to improve your mood and get you euphoric.

In Conclusion

These may be the strains that will most effectively cause euphoria, but many more Kratom strains out there have different properties. It is entirely subjective as to which suits you best, so feel free to test them out in small doses before settling on a favorite strain.

It’s also relevant that the average dose will start working in 10-15 minutes and last for at least 3-5 hours, so keep that in mind. There is much to be uncovered about Kratom and its various strains, but with its recent expansion in recreational use, we might get some new research on the topic.

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