A common misconception is that Borneo is a small, sparse island, when in actuality, it is quite the opposite, as it encompasses over 287,000 square miles of space, and a large portion of that is humid tropical jungle, and the kratom which grows here reflects these unique circumstances.

Because of the vast size of the island, it is home to differing climates and weather conditions, making its kratom strains fairly diverse compared to many other regions.

Kratom has been used medicinally in this area for thousands of years, but it has increased dramatically over the past decade due to increased demand from the west, increasing competition and leading many kratom farmers to extreme lengths to find the best leaf.

In fact, the vast majority of this island’s kratom is wildcrafted — still harvested directly from wild mature trees, which populate the area.

Although Borneo strains can vary depending on the region and type, they share many common characteristics that keep them in such high demand.

Pain Relief Living with pain is — to be blunt — terrible. There are few things more debilitating than that sense of urgent, nagging pain tainting your everyday thoughts and experience. Luckily, pain relief is one of the areas where borneo is not only extremely effective, but carries with it some other great secondary effects. The pain relief from green and red borneo strains is far more potent than the vast majority of strains on the market; we’ve lost count of the number of pain disorders that people have told us they have successfully bought and used these borneo strains for. To give you a better sense of the difference between Borneo and other top pain relieving strains (Bali and Indo), you should be aware know that Borneos are typically slightly more sedating and stress/anxiety relieving than Indo and Bali strains. And as a plus, borneo strains generally have less side-effects, such as wobbles or foggy-headedness, than their cousin strains.