(Last Updated On: February 10, 2020)


Kratom is a new ingredient in town showering health benefits to its users. Commonly found in powdered form, the compound originates from a tropical plant indigenous to the South East Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Although new to the west, Kratom has been widely used for over the years in these regions to initiate pain relief properties in users. It is also beneficial to cope with nausea, vomiting, cough, and inflammation. While these are some of the known benefits of the plant, the compound can also aid in coping with depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. 


A variety of kratom strains available have varying alkaloid compositions that contribute to the many properties of the plant. When we look at the basic strain categories of kratom, we understand that these strains define the kind of effect possible from it. For example, White kratom strains have energizing properties and stimulants to create a happy mood in the users. Green varieties have analgesic, relaxing, and calming effects on the body and mild energizing benefits. Finally, red kratom strains have heavy analgesic and sedative properties that can be beneficial to the users. Utilizing these strains can help achieve amazing properties that can ease pain during fibromyalgia and depression. Here are some of the best strains that can bring benefits to patients suffering from pain and depression. 

  1. Red Vein Bali Kratom:

 Bali Vein or Red Vein originates from Indonesia and is a native variety used in preparing the best powders useful in pain relief. The strain has an opioid-like behavior in the body and causes a mild high that helps ease the discomfort associated with pain during fibromyalgia. The reddish color and the amazing aroma of the strain are beneficial to reduce the perception of pain in users along with reducing inflammation that helps achieve a long-time relief after regular use. It contains pain-killing alkaloids called mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine that helps reduce the pain associated with many chronic pain conditions. The pleasant smell helps calm the body and mind and enables you to achieve peaceful sleep at night. 

  1. White Vein Kali

White Vein Kali is one of the best strains to choose for patients who are suffering from Fibromyalgia and Depression. The strain has properties to help ease pain and inflammation in users. It can also enhance mental clarity and focus as it initiates a balance between sedative and stimulating effects. It can help improve their mood and make the users feel relaxed that helps them cope with depression. White vein kratom also has mild analgesic properties that reduce pain in users suffering from chronic conditions and enables them to cope with the ailment. 

  1. Red Maeng Da Kratom: 

Yet another powerful red strain, the Red Maeng Da Kratom, is also an alkaloid rich variety that has amazing pain relief properties. Maeng Da varieties are known to have long-lasting effects on the users. It originates from either Thailand, Malaysian, or Indonesian regions. It is a potent variety that can ease pain, discomfort, and other associated symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as insomnia and muscle cramps to offer users a better lifestyle. The strain is beneficial to treat chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, joint pains, and Multiple Sclerosis. Apart from easing pain, it can also influence your mood to stimulate euphoria, making it an ideal compound to benefit users suffering from depression. The stimulating effects of this strain are also a great benefit for users. 


  1. Green Vein Malay:

Green vein Malay has a moderate concentration of the two major alkaloids from the kratom plant. The variety originates from Malaysia and comes in characteristic dark green. When used in high doses, it has sedating and relaxing effects on the body that can help with treating depression. In lower doses, the strain can provide energy as well as pain relief properties and can hence benefit users suffering from both conditions. The strain can induce sleep and give relief from anxiety to elevate the healing process. 

  1. Green Vein Indo:

Indo varieties are among the best choices for creating energizing effects on the users that can help elevate your mood. Among the green, white, and red strains of Indo variety available in the market, the use of Green can be beneficial for users suffering from mental disorders. Green vein Indo creates euphoric effects that can be an efficient treatment for users suffering from depression. It also has moderate pain-relieving properties, along with the ability to enhance cognitive abilities to aid users. The strain can also alter the perception of pain in users, and reduce the intensity of pain. 


  1. Red Borneo:

Originating from Borneo, this variety mostly has sedative effects on the users and is hence an amazing aid for patients suffering from depression. Patients during this condition often feel restless, tired, but also suffer from problems such as insomnia that would keep them at night. Lack of sleep and rest can only aggravate the situation, and hence the use of Red Borneo can be a powerful way of treating the condition. The strain has mild calming effects that can ease anxiety. 

  1. White Thai Kratom

The strain has been a part of labor class households for many decades in the regions of Thailand. It is considered among the most potent and powerful strains to relieve anxiety and depression. The strain has long-lasting properties on the users and is also budget-friendly. The stimulating alkaloids help enhance mental focus, curb depression, anxiety, and boost energy to enable users to work for long hours. The strain has mild pain relief properties that can provide temporary relief from chronic pain.

Keep the dosages in check


Kratom is still an unregulated product in the market. The scope of research in this area is underway, and hence there are no correct levels of dosages available as yet. The best way to avoid any side effects during the use of the product is to start slow. Begin with small doses of 2-3 grams per day. You can increase the dosage based on your body’s response up to 8 grams per day. 

The many ways of taking kratom

Kratom powder is the most commonly available form that can be taken with a glass of hot water. You can also take Kratom in the form of tea, or consume capsules. The recent interest in this area has also triggered innovative means of making kratom such as through infusing into recipes like smoothies, milkshakes. This way, the flavors of the plant are discreet, and you can cherish it with a side of fabulous flavors. What more, you can bake a batch of your very own kratom cookies and relish the wonderful ingredient and its benefits. 

Written by Kathy Cooley