Updated: Aug 18
Kratom use dates back centuries, but what exactly is Kratom and how is it made? It can be hard to find good quality Kratom in the Boise area, which is why New Age Herbal features capsules and powder sourced from the finest suppliers! Is Kratom a naturally occurring botanical option? The answer is yes. It is not synthesized, cannot be patented, and has been used by every socio-economical class for centuries. Originally discovered in Southeast Asia, this wonder of nature has now found its way all the way to Idaho. It is a featured item at our two locations, and is available in many varieties (or what are called Kratom 'strains'). Though in America we are not legally allowed to state that Kratom may hold various medicinal qualities, tribes in Southeast Asia found it to be a very valuable plant. We can state that these tribes found the various beneficial qualities to be so important that Kratom was regularly traded as currency and is even now still used as such in remote areas. Though we cannot grow Kratom in Idaho, the process of harvesting Kratom may be a bit different that what you might have thought. A fully mature Kratom leaf can dwarf a male adult's hand in size. Processing the leaves as soon as possible upon harvesting them is vitally important to the quality of the Kratom. Red Kratom is usually harvested from fully mature leaves, whereas green and white Kratom are usually produced from a much younger leaf. After the leaves are harvested they are put through a drying process in the light of the sun, or sometimes in the shade pending the desired outcome. Various powders are then produced during this drying process, known in the industry as 'curing'. Once the Kratom leaves are fully dried they are initially ground into a fine powder and then further ground down, usually using an industrial grinder. The final product is finer then sugar once the grinding process is complete. In fact each granule is smaller in size than even a dot of flour. At New Age Herbal in Caldwell, Idaho we source only the finest quality Kratom powders and capsules. We spend time listening to our clients so that we may ensure that they find the Kratom strain that is right for their lifestyle! So whether you're searching for Kratom, CBD, Essential Oils, or any other herbal wellness product, we look forward to your visit!