As one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, it’s no surprise that Borneo has also become home to a handful of Kratom strains. While Kratom did not originate in Borneo, the big island has produced a favorable product that many people prefer today. Products like Red Borneo Kratom or White Vein Borneo Kratom are among the most common varieties.
Borneo is definitely more than just Kratom crops, though. Did you know that Borneo is the world’s third largest island, and also one of the oldest (~130 million)? Borneo itself is not necessarily considered a country, it’s actually administered by 3 countries – Malaysia, Indonesia, & Brunei. It’s also about 50% covered by rainforest and produces half of the world’s timber. Indonesia as a whole is experiencing quite a loss of natural rainforest; faster than any other country to date. Our favorite fun fact: Aside from Sumatra, it’s the only other place where Orangutans inhabit! It was also primarily known as the hot spot for rubber and palm oil for years, but over time the demand for both of these products has decreased significantly.
It’s really quite an interesting island, with over 15,000 plant species, but our main focus today, of course, is on the Mitragyna Speciosa tree; what we’re able to create Red Borneo Kratom from, for example.
Very similar to Maeng Da Kratom in Thailand, Red Borneo Kratom or White Vein Borneo Kratom are able to be grown and harvested here due to the ideal conditions and guaranteed effective soil as well. Proper nitrogen-rich soil is really one of the most important things, and this rainforest allows for the plants to really flourish. It’s also a great business for farmers to be in — It’s a sustainable option, as these Kratom plants grow naturally in the wild in Borneo. There’s no need to clear any jungle for production to be successful, which makes it very convenient for the native workers!
Because this massive island experiences a variety of climates, it’s able to thereby produce a wider variety of leaves that have different characteristics. Historically, Red Borneo Kratom has been most desired as a form of pain relief. That benefit is more apparent in this strain than any other types of Kratom, like Indo or Bali strains, for example.
For decades, Borneo Kratom has been a preferred choice in the community, especially once Kratom began to make its way into western culture. It continues to grow in popularity, and having Indonesian laws that allow harvest and trade help to make this a prime location and operation for many. It’s also much more lucrative for these farmers than the palm oil or rubber, nowadays. For such an important economical crop, it’s interesting that local governments have banned the consumption of the plant.
In many cases, strains like White Vein Borneo Kratom are actually ground into powder form once they’ve been shipped from the Island. This makes it much easier on the farmers, as all that’s required of them is harvesting and drying the leaves. Timing is still very much a factor in harvesting — farmers need to wait until just the right time to ensure we’re getting the exact product we want. Do not be mistaken, it’s still an intricate process to ensure the best product!
Similar to the next steps with all other strains, once the dried leaves are received, they’re destemmed and then ground in mass quantities to create the desired powder that we sell today. All of our products are packaged and laboratory tested by a third party for insurance that we’re providing our customers with a quality product.
While there are a wide variety of Kratom strains available on the market today, Clearview Harvest only chooses the best of the best quality products for our customers. Borneo Kratom specifically has a few different strains, but we offer Green Borneo Kratom that you can order any time. In addition, we offer the following Kratom Varieties:
If you haven’t ever purchased Kratom before, you’ll want to do your due diligence to determine which strain would be best for you. This might include a bit of research, reading, and asking peers or people familiar with Kratom for advice. Ultimately only you will know what you prefer most, but there are plenty of resources to get you started.
At Clearview Harvest we have a very knowledgeable and friendly team available to assist with any questions you might have, and we stand behind our product 100%. Shop our collection today and see for yourself what makes this plant so special!