Understanding Kratom Maeng Da

If you’re new to the Kratom community, you’ve no doubt been inundated with a million strains of Kratom, Maeng Da being one of the more popular ones. It’s popularity is mostly due to it’s legacy as the first well known strain of Kratom. Before the globalization of Kratom, Maeng Da was sought after for it’s potency. However, after it gained popularity then different strains started to be cultivated which targeted specific characteristics such as analgesic, energetic and sedative properties. This is what has made Maeng Da such a resiliant competitor among the Kratom strains.  It is kind of a jack of all trades in regards to Kratom properties, it still retains all the characteristics that people initially used Kratom for.  It wasn’t specifically targeted for any particular property.

Farmer’s Kratom

Before the west discovered the benefits of Kratom, south east asian farmers had been using it for decades. They used it because they enjoyed energetic benefits that it offered to enhance their work day. Due to their intense work loads, farmers require large quantities of sleep and Kratom’s sedative effects were sought after as well. As Kratom grew in popularity throughout southeast asia, more potent strains were increasingly desired by laborers and thus began the ‘breeding’ of Kratom. One particular strain out of Indonesia gained prominence because of it’s efficacy and large yields, this strain is known as ‘Maeng Da’.

Office Worker’s Kratom

In the last decade, the rest of the world is beginning to learn about all the cognitive benefits of Kratom usage. It has a large variety of uses and the side effects seem to be minimal, so it’s use is growing among all segments of the population. This laborer’s supplement is know being taken by a variety of professionals, for a multitude of purposes. Due to the individualized needs of many customers, various strains started being bred to cater to those particular desires.  Many different properties are sought after, some need help sleeping, others are trying to break opiate addiction, while many love the cognitive benefits that it provides. Maeng Da, while having the ability to cater to all these needs, does not excel at any of them compared to it’s more targeted cousins.


If you’re looking for a single strain of Kratom to provide you with all the characteristics of Kratom, then Maeng Da Kratom is what you want. It’s effective as a stimulant, analgesic and a sedative (depending on dosage). It’s effects are typically more mild than more character specific strains, which reduces the side effects as well.  If you’re only interested in a single property then you would be advised to get a more targeted variety.

Where to Buy Maeng Da Kratom

If you’re looking a for a good strain of Maeng Da Kratom, Herbal Salvation Maeng Da has had good reviews in the Kratom community.