A strain is a sample supposed to have its unique characteristics that may include color, odor, texture, and weight.
When we talk about various strains, we mean different types of Kratom leaves, based on the difference of color, texture, and above of all its therapeutic effects. The difference in the varieties is because of Kratom leaves. The herb grows in different countries, regions, and climates.
The Indonesian Aceh Kratom is renowned for its euphoric, energizing, and soothing effects. Especially the Kratom obtained from the region of Aceh is believed to have milder effects than other varieties obtained from different parts of the world.
The harvesting method is limited to the plants as well as the leaves of Mitragyna. You can process the leaves at different stages of their life cycle; at various maturity levels of leaves. The difference in their maturity level becomes the basis of difference in their colors too.
For instance, when harvested at an immature stage, the leaves, give us red hue; when leaves are bit matured, they give off green colored strains, and they reach past maturation, A brownish color appears. Resultantly they vary in their effects too.
A Brief On Aceh Island
Complete Name is Banda Aceh Island. It is a province of Indonesia, the westernmost part of this cluster of islands. The climate Is hot, humid, windy, and overcast. The temperature ranges between 74°F to 90°F. It rarely goes below 72°F. The climate of Aceh Island is almost tropical, with a temperature range of 82°F at coastal plains.
The relative humidity levels of this area range between 70 and 90. Coming to the soil type, it has one of the most fertile kind because of volcanic effects; it’s called Volcanic Soil and is extremely productive for the flora of this region, mainly the non-wooden entities.
Aceh Kratom trees require strict requirements, including the soil humidity, humus levels, and PH range. The humus level and fertility should be high, and the PH range must be between 5.5 to 6.5 for proper nourishment of Kratom plants.
If these requirements are not entirely considered, the Aceh Kratom, famous for its unique alkaloid profile, will not be obtained. Additional Alkaloids with milder effects present in Aceh Kratom make it different from strains obtained from other Islands.
Manufacturing Process of Aceh Kratom
Aceh Kratom is mostly used in the powdered form or sometimes sold in the form of capsules in the market. The very first step of its preparation is the collection of leaves. Once the optimum maturity level of leaves of KRATOM has reached, they are subjected to the collecting process in bulk quantities.
The next vital factor for the choice of method of preparation is the freshness of leaves. It is the sole factor that influences the photochemical effects of plants and thus ends up changing the characteristics of leaves. Now, to make powder, the leaves of the Aceh Kratom plant go through a drying phase.
The drying process can be done directly under the sun or maybe in the shade. Different methods can make powders that vary in their specialties of drying depending upon the duration of exposure of leaves to the sun, or the type of sunlight(with varying intensity) used or “curing” process.
After the drying process gets completed, the dried leaves are subsequently shredded or ground into an excellent consistency. The further grinding process continues with the help of industrial machinery, which gives it the finest texture (just like the texture of flour).
After all this process, further processing of the powder occurs with the help of ULTRA POWER 70HM and Mitragynine (which are natural Alkaloids of Kratom).
Types of Island Aceh Kratom Strains
As a result of previous researches, the only types of strains of Kratom at Indonesia were Red, Green, and White but with the advancement in the field of Biotechnology, and Improvement in the Hybrid Techniques, two more strains of Kratom found so far which are Yellow strain and Golden Strain.
1. Red Aceh Kratom
The red strain is also called Bali Kratom. It is the strongest of all the strains in this region. Its chemical composition is the most similar to Mitragynine, a major Psychoactive Alkaid in SPECIOSA.
Many surveys show that people had the best feelings of Euphoria because of it, and this strain has the most contribution to enhancing energy in people. But this strain has chances of the most adverse health effects too because it is the most potent strain of this drug.
2. White Aceh Kratom
It is called muscle stimulator and mood enhancer. Though it does not affect equivalent to the other strains, its effect on muscles is super soothing and relaxing. It doesn’t only develop euphoric feelings but also helps sarcolemma relax and release serotonin in the body. It has mainly contributed to the pain reliefs and muscular cramps in people.
3. Green Aceh Kratom
The effecting range of this kratom strain lies somewhere between the effect of White strain and Red strain. It also produces a relaxing impact on people. Other than that, it helps people sleep faster, thus inducing a soothing effect in mind decreasing tension and signs of anxiety.
4. Golden Aceh Kratom
It’s the result of hybrid technology in the field of Biotechnology. Many people who used it reported pleasant effects, but most of them experienced anxiety to the extent that it got uncomfortable and out of control.
The primary impact of Golden Strain is quite similar to the ones in Amphetamine (No doubt less intense). The working method similarity is one of the main reasons why the FDA considered Kratom a drug that can also be abused.
5. Yellow Aceh Kratom
This newly discovered strain has a unique effect directly on the nerves of the patient. It influences the state of continuous anxiety and depression. Yellow Aceh also induces sleep, but again, overdose can be harmful to people’s mental health. It can also produce dependence for itself because of its extra soothing and super relaxing effects.
Kratom Strains And Economy Of Indonesia
Indonesia has clusters of Islands, and the whole economy depends on the agricultural and manual work done by people residing here. Indonesia’s population is 267,670,543 (2019’s census), and the majority of the contributions to the GDP of this country depend on agricultural exports.
Medicines planted in its fertile and unique soil make up a considerable part of the economy of Indonesia. Kratom is also a part of such commodities. The regions of the U.S and other states where Kratom is legal can import a bulk of Kratom from Indonesia. Moreover, the quality of Kratom available here is also matchless.
Economy wise, Indonesia is the world’s 16th largest GDP holder. The exports, including rubber, oil, rice coffee, cocoa, spices, and medicinal plants, are the commodities that contribute a lot to the economy of the country.
The farmers who invest their time, land, and money in harvesting say that Kratom is the backbone of their livelihood. They are fully satisfied with its production and sale ratio because of the ever-increasing demand for this soothing herb.
“Around 90 per cent of our shipments from West Kalimantan province are Kratom that’s been sold to the United States,” post office head Zaenal Hamid said. If we just talk about America, the epidemic going on due to drug abuse is a hot topic these days, and the FDA is in action. They are entirely cutting off the supply of extremely addictive drugs, which is why Kratom is in demand because of its less harmful and synthetic nature.
However, some organizations (FDA) are still focusing on shutting and banning Kratom in some states of the U.S. They believe it can be a potential dependency drug alternate and equally harmful for the mental and physical stability of people. But the statistics of Kratom export to the USA tell a different story; Nearly five million people use Kratom, and that number is exponentially growing according to the American Kratom Association.
Data from 2016 showed that Indonesia was shipping some 400 tonnes abroad every month – worth about US$130 million annually at current global prices of some US$30 of Kratom per Kg. Thus, Kratom is playing a lot more soothing part for the economy of Indonesia too.
Legality Of Kratom In Aceh Island
Aceh was once a major Islamic sultanate in Southeast Asia. Islamic values, therefore, are incorporated in Aceh’s (customary law).
According to Sharia, anything that causes sedation or drowsiness or makes you lose your senses is Haram, which is why the domestic use of Kratom in Indonesia is banned. However, Kratom export of Kratom is still legal. But the reports say The Indonesian National Narcotics Agency(BNN) is going to ban Kratom and make it illegal in 2020.
The BNN’s statement is based on the National Committee on Narcotics and Psychotropic Change results in 2017. According to this, Kratom should be considered a part of Narcotics group 1. Because it causes nearly the same soothing effect, but still, the transition state is going on. During this state, the farmers and entrepreneurs try their level to maximum out of Kratom because “Nature is advantageous in any form, to figure out the ways is our duty.”