Green Maeng Da Kratom: King of The Green Strains

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Jan 11, 2023

Green Maeng Da is one of many green vein strains, and in my not so subjective opinion, it is the most potent of all green strains. But what exactly is Green Maeng Da and where can you buy the strain?

I'll be happy to share all of this with you in this thorough post. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information in our articles are represented solely as the opinions of the respective authors, who do not claim to be medical professionals. We are not medical experts, just kratom enthusiasts.

What Is Green Maeng Da Kratom?

Kratom is an evergreen tree that thrives in tropical climate regions. It is native to Southeast Asia, in countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, the latter leading the way in the worldwide exportations. 

Today, kratom comes in four strains: white, green, red, and yellow/gold. White vein strains are processed from premature leaves, while red vein strains are made from over-mature leaves. 

Green-vein strains fall between the two, thereby delivering well-rounded effects.

Green Maeng Da, which means ‘pimp’ in Thai, is native to Thailand, although it is now grown in Kalimantan and Bali.

Green Maeng Da is a hybrid strain that has been genetically grafted to produce top-quality products. It does not occur naturally like other green-vein strains.

Grafting a strain involves using the upper parts of one plant with the lower roots of another. This combination creates a unique alkaloid content.

To break it down, Red Maeng Da is produced by blending 40% white vein and 60% red vein kratom. White Maeng Da combines 30% green vein kratom and 70% white vein. Meanwhile, Yellow Maeng Da consists of 80% white and 20% red kratom.

With Green Maeng Da, some vendors combine 20% white vein and 80% green vein. However, these ratios may vary among vendors, which explains the different Green Maeng Da kratom reviews.

Green Maeng Da is rich in 7-hydroxymitragynine, Mitragynine, and mitraphylline. This explains why it is so potent, and thus, known as the king of green strains.

Fun fact, kratom belongs to the coffee family, and locals have used the tree as an herb for centuries.

Green Maeng Da Side Effects

You may experience side effects when your body does not tolerate the strain or when you overuse it. The most common side effects are.

Nausea and Vomiting

Using an excessive amount of Green Maeng Da kratom can cause nausea and vomiting, the former being extremely common among those who are new to kratom. 


Unknown to many, kratom is a diuretic. It helps your body get rid of water and salt; if you do not consume enough water, you risk experiencing a dry mouth and/or constipation. 


Although Green Maeng Da has the ability to make you feel relaxed, the post-relaxation can slowly develop into lethargy and sedation.

If you are experiencing lethargy, reduce the amount you use or switch to another strain. 


Like coffee, Green Maeng Da can cause low blood pressure. When this happens, you may experience dizziness and lightheadedness. If that occurs, drink water when using kratom and avoid making sudden movements. 

Brain Fog

Brain fog is a type of cognitive impairment that makes it difficult to recall things or make decisions.

Additional side effects include:

  • Appetite loss
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Liver Damage
  • Dependence

Is Green Maeng Da Kratom Addictive?

Kratom comes from the same family as coffee, also known as the Rubiaceae family of flowering plants.

Therefore, just like with coffee, when used irresponsibly, people can become dependent on kratom. By irresponsibly I mean recreationally.

Since Green Maeng Da is one of the more potent strains on the market, people may find it more appealing, and thus, more likely to abuse it.

Always use Green Maeng Da responsibly, more specifically, only when you need it. 

What Does Green Maeng Da Taste Like?

I’ve heard many of my friends describe Green Maeng Da’s flavor to that of Matcha, to which I must agree.

Green Maeng Da has a very bitter and earthy taste. It’s so bitter that many people prefer avoiding it altogether.

Kratom’s taste is going to influence how you decide to use it. Capsules, for example, are great for bypassing your taste buds.

The taste changes depending on how you use it. For example, I can tolerate using Green Maeng Da via the toss n’ wash, but can’t stand the flavor of kratom tea, as it’s more pungent (at least to me it is).

Let me explain how else you can use Green Maeng Da. 

How to Use Green Maeng Da?

How you choose to use Green Maeng Da is going to depend on a few factors including convenience, your tolerance to kratom’s bitter taste, preferred potency, how fast you want to feel the experience, and price.

Green Maeng Da, like other strains, can be used in various forms, each providing their own convenience.

The following are the three most popular forms of using kratom. 

Toss N’ Wash

The toss n’ wash is the term used to describe the process of taking a spoonful of raw powder and washing it down with water.

Since nothing else besides water and powder is involved, the toss n’ wash is the most cost effective way to use kratom.

However, many people avoid this way of using kratom because the taste and texture is, how can I say, highly unpalatable.

In my opinion, the toss n’ wash produces the strongest Green Maeng Da results.


Green Maeng Da capsules are an excellent way of bypassing the bitter taste and rough texture. They’re convenient and don’t result in a powdery mess.

However, since they require more time, labor, and material to manufacture, the cost is a bit higher than powder.

Keep in mind that the experience produced by capsules is slightly less potent than tea or the toss n’ wash.

Here at Kratom Monkey, each capsule holds 0.7 grams of powder and are made with vegan material to protect those with allergic reactions. 

Green Maeng Da Tea

Like with the toss n wash, all you need to make kratom tea is water and powder, making the cost of tea the same as the toss n’ wash.

However, it takes significantly more time to make kratom tea when compared to the other forms of using Green Maeng Da.

The experience produced by kratom tea is just as potent as the toss n’ wash, but tends to not last as long.

How Long Does Green Maeng Da Take To Kick In?

How long Green Maeng Da takes to kick in will depend on how you use it. As we've already discussed, there are multiple ways to use Green Maeng Da.

However, each form of using kratom will require a different amount of time to kick in. For example, using Green Maeng Da as a tea will result in much faster effects than capsules. 

Take a look at the table below to get a better understanding of what I'm talking about.

Also, keep in mind that having food in your system can extend the time period.  

Time in Minutes
Toss N Wash

Green Maeng Da Serving Size

Several factors come into play when deciding your optimal kratom serving size. The following all have an effect on your ideal serving size.

  • Size
  • Weight
  • Age
  • Tolerance
  • Effects

For instance, a user weighing 100 pounds will require a smaller amount of kratom than one weighing 250 pounds. Here is a simple breakdown of your ideal dosage based on your weight.  

Suggested serving size by weight. 

Body Weight (lbs.)

Ideal Kratom Dosage


1 to 2 grams

1 to 2 grams

1 to 2 grams

2 to 3 grams

2 to 4 grams

3 to 5 grams

The optimal kratom serving size also depends on your tolerance level. If you use Green Maeng Da daily, you may quickly build a tolerance, forcing you to increase the serving size. 

However, doing so only offers temporary effects, since you build more tolerance, which can lead to dependency.

Additionally, the effects you wish to obtain determine your Green Maeng Da serving size.

Remember to take it slow during your first use. Green Maeng Da is highly-potent, and it produces effects at low doses.

If you use too much in a short time, you risk feeling lazy or sleepy. Plus, you may induce some of the nasty side effects we’ve talked about. 

What to Look For When Buying Green Maeng Da?

If you’re in the market for some Green Maeng Da, keep these tips in mind, as they can help you avoid unwanted long term side effects. 

Organic Green Maeng Da

The first thing you should look for when buying Green Maeng Da is the organic label, meaning it is free of GMO’s, pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals.

These compounds may not be detrimental to your health in the short run, but through years of repeated exposure, they can wreak havoc on your health. 

Lab Results

Lab results clearly state the concentration of alkaloids in the product.

Therefore, they provide the customer with the opportunity to compare the potency between various vendors while also protecting them from false or outlandish vendor claims. 

Customer Guarantee 

If a vendor is actually selling high quality Green Maeng Da, they will provide some sort of guarantee (usually in the form of a money back guarantee).

The better the guarantee, the more confident the vendor. 

How to Store Green Maeng Da?

When storing Green Maeng Da, the goal is to minimize exposure to its three nemesis:

1. Sunlight

2. Heat

3. Humidity

When exposed to the three nemesis for extended periods, the alkaloids are destroyed. Thus, reducing the potency, and no one wants that.

Therefore, store your kratom somewhere dark and away from heat and water sources such as:

  • Sinks
  • Bathrooms
  • Ovens
  • Chimneys
  • Heaters
  • Stoves
  • Window sills
  • Cars

Great places to store your Green Maeng Da kratom include:

  • Closets
  • Pantries
  • Drawers

Kratom is not as delicate as you may think. It takes repeated and prolonged exposure for the deterioration of alkaloids to occur.

Lastly, it’s okay to use a transparent container when storing Green Maeng Da, just make sure not to expose it to sunlight for too long. 

Is Green Maeng Da Legal?

Green Maeng Da is perfectly legal in the United States, but only under federal law.

States and local governments have taken further action against kratom by completely outlawing the use, possession, and distribution of the plant.

Unfortunately, this is due to a huge misunderstanding between legislators and kratom.

Therefore, if you live in any of the following six states, no vendor will be able to legally ship their products to you:

  • Vermont
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Rhode island
  • Wisconsin
  • Indiana

Can I Travel With Green Maeng Da?

Traveling with Green Maeng Da is going to depend on the jurisdiction where you intend on traveling to.

For example, you cannot take Green Maeng Da to any of the six states mentioned in the previous section.

Similarly, you can’t take kratom to a country where it is illegal, as you will be held personally liable for breaking the jurisdiction’s laws.

I recently (June 2022) flew to Mexico with 50 grams of Green Maeng Da powder and had no trouble whatsoever, as there are no laws banning the plant in that country.  

Is Green Maeng Da Right For You?

I know we’ve covered quite a bit in this post, so in this section I’d like to help you make up your mind on whether Green Maeng Da is right for you.

Remember, Green Maeng Da is the most potent green strain you can get. Hence, if you’re new to kratom, you’re probably better off using a slightly less potent strain like Green Elephant or Green Horn.

Mar 1st 2023 Phillip Rivera

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