Sedating strains are a different category of kratom as they are deficient in the more stimulating alkaloids, like mitragynine. Nevertheless, they come in very handy as far as pain relief is concerned because of the huge concentrations of 7-hydroxymitragynine. That is why these strains have been used to fight chronic pain, depression and even opiate withdrawal relief since ancient times.
Three major kratoms that come under this category are:
Often referred to as the strain giving “the best of the both worlds.” This has two sub-types. Green veined kratom strains like Green Borneo are well known for their ability to impart the utmost soothing effects along with some revitalizing. The components present in these, symphonically complement one another, for a refined effect. An authentic Borneo strain, particularly a red vein Borneo, is an exceptional and the most powerful kind that is extremely sedating, best option as a pain killer, and incomparable when it comes to anxiety or stress relief.
The advantage of the Borneo strains is that they have a tremendously low side-effect aspect in contrast to other strains of its type. An experienced user will be able to easily distinguish a true Borneo strain by its distinguishable smell.
Amongst the many effects that makes this a favorite strain, the main ones are: Implausible pain relief, powerful concentration without any anxiety or heebie-jeebies, and the get-up-and-go attitude to outclass at every task
Pain Relief: 8-10/10
Contradicting the name, this strain is in fact grown in Borneo and not in Bali. It is given the name “Bali Kratom” as it is exported to international markets from the harbors in Bali.But the name is not important for the people who seek to involve into maximum relaxation along with euphoric sensations and support in pain relief. But, it imparts only a minor degree of energy boost as compared to the other strains.
It is also one of the most cost-effective strains mainly because of its large leaves and speedy growth. They are famous for their low threshold value and therefore to balance the proper dosage, many opt for mixing it with another strain.
Users of this strain will feel stress levels cut dramatically. They will feel a gentle release of anxiety and worry that plagues the mind. Muscle relaxation and pain relief will go hand in hand to create a powerfully soothing experience, leading to excellent sleep.
Pain Relief: 7 – 9.5/10
Mood: 7 – 9.5/10
The gigantic group of tropical islands of Indonesia have an impeccable climate suitable to nurture the wild Mitragyna Speciosa plants, especially the Premium Indonesian Kratom products. These strains are commonly known as the “Indo,” strains and offer a classic array of kratom effects that last for a much longer time than those imparted by any other strain.
Some studies have suggested that the delayed effects from Indo kratom experienced by many, is likely due to the rigid cell-walls of the leaves, analogous to Green Malaysian strains.
Indonesian Kratom is more inclined towards the relaxing end of the spectrum, conveying extreme painkilling effects and aiding to decrease anxiety and depression. It has been used as a placebo by folk sunder going withdrawal symptoms from drugs like heroin and opium. The Indo strain also helps to eradicate muscle rigidity and improving your mood.
Commercially there are several grades of Indo available in market such as Premium Indo, Super Indo and Ultra Enhanced Indo Kratom which is said to be one of the uppermost quality products offered.
Theoretically, the effects are analogous to Borneo kratom strains, but an experienced user will be able to point out the distinctive features that make this strain so irreplaceable.
Indo strains are said to be the most “social” of all strains. They arouse the energy and self-confidence which helps overcome social anxiety. This is the one ultimate solution for people who tend to be shy in public.
Pain Relief: 8-10/10