Red Horn Kratom: A Beginner's Best Friend?

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Feb 4, 2023

Looking for a red strain? Check out Red Horn kratom, a well rounded strain similar to Red Bali, but just slightly less potent. Since it's not very potent, Red Horn makes a good starter strain. 

I’ll be happy to explain literally everything you need to know about Red Horn in this guide. 

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 Red Horn Kratom?

Red Horn kratom is a type of variant derived from the kratom plant, also known as Mitragyna Speciosa. The tree originates from Southeast Asia, where the equatorial climate is more than ideal for cultivation.

Kratom comes in four different colors, including:

Red Horn kratom gets its name because of the unique horns on the edge of its leaves. They look like little spikes or horns that decorate the outer edges of the leaves.

It’s the only strain to boast such a unique look, which is why some people refer to it as a “tri-horned leaf” or a “spied leaf.”

Due to its uniqueness, Red Horn is actually a bit tougher to find than most strains, but not impossible. You may simply have to do a bit of research online.

Red Horn kratom is grown in the countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.

However, if you bought Red Horn from a vendor in the US, I’d be willing to bet it came from Indonesia, as they are responsible for 95% of all kratom exports. 

Red Horn Side Effects

Like most other substances, abusing kratom can result in unwanted side effects, both short and long-term. Kratom is related to coffee, as they both come from the Rubiaceae plant family, and thus, people can also become dependent on it. 

Long Term Side Effects

Although there is very little research regarding the long term consequences of using kratom, many suspect it can be detrimental to certain organs like your kidneys and liver.

Short Term Side Effects

Short term side effects are much more well known, as I'll explain in a bit from personal experience (I've had the misfortune of experiencing them on more than one occasion).

Fortunately, the side effects are not life threatening, and will go away on their own within an hour or two of using Red Horn. 

Dry Mouth

Just like coffee, Red Horn will dehydrate your body, and result in a dry mouth. Therefore, be sure to drink plenty of water when using Red Horn. 


Like I just mentioned, if you fail to drink enough water, the outcome can be crappy. Pun very intended. Avoid constipation by drinking plenty of water. 


While the first two side effects are the result of failing to drink sufficient water while using Red Horn, the following side effects are caused by using more kratom than your body can handle.

And let me tell you, these are highly unpleasant.

I remember the first time I accidentally took too much kratom I felt a nasty headache combined with nausea. I’ve done this to myself on more than one occasion.

Unfortunately, the only thing that made me feel slightly better was laying down. I usually eat a bit of solid food as well, but if the nausea is severe, I avoid it as it can induce vomiting.

Fortunately, after an hour or two the nausea went away. Do not underestimate how badly this nausea feels. Do yourself a favor and be careful with your serving size.  


If you really went overboard with Red Horn kratom, you may experience vomiting on top nausea.

The vomiting, although extremely unpleasant, is not fatal, and will also go away on its own within an hour or two. 

What Does Red Horn Taste Like?

Red Horn kratom has a very earthy taste. It’s also bitter, but not as bitter as other strains like Green Maeng Da.

In my opinion, tea produces the most bitter taste, as it’s a type of extract (concentrated). 

However, powder doesn’t trail too far behind in taste. To reduce tea’s bitterness, add honey or sugar. 

How To Use Red Horn Kratom?

Red Horn is commonly used in three different ways:

How you decide to use Red Horn is going to completely depend on your preferences, as all ways of using kratom have their pros and cons.

Allow me to go over each in more detail. 

Red Horn Capsules

Capsules are great for those who want to bypass kratom’s bitter taste and powdery texture.

Here at Kratom Monkey, each capsule holds 0.7 grams of powder and is made with vegan material to protect people with allergic reactions to animal products.

However, keep in mind that capsules have a higher cost due to the extra labor and material required for the manufacturing process.

Although capsules produce potent results, they tend to be a tad bit less potent than those produced by tea or the toss and wash. 

Red Horn Tea

Tea is another great option, but I only recommend it for people with non busy schedules, as it takes a few minutes to prepare.

To make Red Horn tea, boil water in a container separate from kratom. Then, pour the boiling water into the container with the kratom and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Filter the kratom powder out and enjoy! By the way, never boil kratom as that will destroy the alkaloids and lower its potency.

Tea produces potent results. However, they do not last as long as those produced via the toss and wash. 

Toss & Wash

The toss and wash is a method that involves taking a spoonful of powder and swirling it around your mouth with water, then gulping it down.

It’s highly unpleasant in my opinion, but the effects are potent and last longer than those produced via tea. 

How Long Does Red Horn Take to Kick In?

The time it takes for Red Horn to kick is going to depend on how you use it. For example, capsules take longer than tea to kick in.

Take a look at the table below to see the time ranges for each form of using Red Horn. 

How Much Red Horn Should I Use?

How much Red Horn you use is going to depend on a few factors, including your gender, weight, and tolerance. Therefore, it’s really difficult for me to provide an exact amount of kratom for your serving size.

How To Store Red Horn Kratom?

Storing Red Horn kratom and preserving its potency is very easy.

You simply have to minimize its exposure to three elements:

  • Sunlight

  • Heat

  • Humidity

You can do so by NOT storing Red Horn in the following places:

  • Sinks

  • Bathrooms

  • Ovens

  • Chimneys

  • Heaters

  • Stoves

  • Window sills

  • Cars

Instead, you’ll want to store Red Horn in the following locations:

  • Closets

  • Pantries

  • Drawers

Kratom in general is not as delicate as people may think. A few minutes of exposure to the three elements will not destroy the product’s potency.

Additionally, some people like to transfer their kratom to a transparent jar or box, which is perfectly okay, so as long as it’s not exposed to the elements for too long. 

Is Red Horn Legal?

Yes, Red Horn kratom is legal in the United States, but only under federal law. States and local governments can and do take further action against kratom if they believe it to be a threat to its residents.

Therefore, if you happen to reside in any of the following six states, you are not legally allowed to use, possess, or distribute kratom.

  • Indiana

  • Alabama

  • Arkansas

  • Wisconsin

  • Rhode Island

  • Vermont

Also, certain cities and counties in states where kratom is legal have completely outlawed kratom. Hence, if you’re caught with the plant within their jurisdictions, you will have broken the law. 

What to Look For When Buying Red Horn

If you’re in the market for some high quality Red Horn kratom, you may want to check out these buying tips in order to protect your wallet, and more importantly, your health. 


The first thing you should look for when buying Red Horn kratom is a label claiming it is organic, which means the kratom is free of heavy metals, pesticides, and harmful pathogens like Salmonella and E. Coli. 

Lab Tests

Lab tests serve two purposes. First, they certify that the product is organic. Secondly, they verify the concentration of alkaloids. 

By knowing the true concentration of alkaloids, the customer knows how potent the product really is, and can therefore, compare the potency between various vendors.

Lab tests also protect the customer from false or outlandish vendor claims. 

Customer Guarantee

One of the easiest ways to tell if a product is high quality is if the vendor backs it up with customer satisfaction guarantee.

The better the guarantee, the more confident the vendor. 

Mar 1st 2023 Phillip Rivera

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