What Does Maeng Da Mean?
There are a lot of unfamiliar terms associated with kratom, and that can be confusing. We’re here to fill you in about something you may have been wondering: What does Maeng Da Mean?
The history surrounding the origins of maeng da kratom is a bit murky, but there are some things that most sources agree to.
Maeng da is a Thai term that has come to refer to a level of quality. In actuality, maeng da is a slang term in Thailand that means ‘pimp’. It’s used when talking about kratom to denote ‘pimp grade’, or top-grade quality.
What Makes Maeng Da Different?
Maeng da strains are often man-made strains, bred through a process called ‘grafting’, where plants are spliced together to create new breeds/strains. Maeng da strains have been bred for a higher alkaloid content than any other kratom on the market. While other kratom strains are known for the effects they naturally provide, maeng da kratom has been created specifically to be as effective as possible- many times, these strains are about as strong as kratom gets.
Why Use Maeng Da?
Because grafting is often involved in the creation of maeng da strains, it’s also common for maeng da kratom to provide effects from multiple veins of kratom. For example, while red veins are often used for pain and are mildly sedating, Red Maeng Da may provide the same benefits for pain with less of the sedating effects.
There are maeng da varieties of each of the three veins: White Maeng Da, Green Maeng Da, and Red Maeng Da are all regularly harvested strains of kratom.
Maeng da leaves can be easy to identify from their darker leaves. The higher alkaloid content makes both the leaves and their resulting powders darker by varying degrees. The leaves are also hardier and can withstand things like cold temperatures and storms better than other kinds of kratom.
All around, maeng da kratom is considered superior kratom, and maeng da strains are favorites among many kratom users