Hirsuta, better known as Mitragyna Hirsuta, is a kratom alternative for users who live in areas where kratom has been banned. This tree is in the same genus and family as kratom (Mitragyna speciosa).
Hirsuta produces green leaves that have a light green/white vein. These leaves tend to be smaller in size when compared to kratom. However, when comparing Mitragyna Hirsuta and kratom, they are very similar in structural appearance. Neither of these plants flower, but it is the leaves where all the robust alkaloids live.
Hirsuta also originates from Southeast Asia. It grows in the forest of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia. It became very popular after Thailand banned kratom in 1943. It does possess similar support to kratom. However, it is not as potent as kratom.
What is Mitragyna Hirsuta’s Main Alkaloid?
Mitragyna Hirsuta possesses alkaloids that are similar to kratom but also different. However, you will not find the two main alkaloids possessed by kratom (Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine) in Hirsuta.
Hirsuta's main alkaloid is Mitaphylline, which is also in Cat’s Claw. The lack of Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine makes Mitragyna Hisuta more accessible than kratom. It is these two alkaloids that are typically responsible for kratom becoming a part of a controlled substance list.
Mitraphylline: The Main Alkaloid In Mitragyna Hirsuta Shows Loads Of Promise
While more studies need to be conducted on Mitaphylline this alkaloid has a reputation for providing robust support. Some strains of kratom also contain the mitraphylline alkaloid, which makes it similar to Hirsuta.
Most research that has been conducted on mitraphylline was done so through the Cat’s Claw herb. So, more is needed to truly understand the support that Hirsuta can offer. As far as research shows on Cat’s Claw, mitraphylline contains anti-inflammatory properties.
What Plant Does Mitragyna Hirsuta Come From?
Hirsuta comes from the Rubiaceae Family, which is better known as the coffee plant. This is the Motragyna genus and the Speciosa species. Within the Mitragyba species are four plants, including M. speciosa, Mitragyna Hirsuta, Mitragyna Diversifolia, and Mitragyna Rotdifolia. The most popular of these is M. Speciosa, which is better known as kratom.
What You Should Know About The South American Herb Senna Hirsuta?
Senna Hirsuta comes from the Fabaceae (Leguminosae) family and is native to the Southern USA, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and tropical and subtropical South America. This plant is often used by coffee plantations to help shelter young plants, as well as improve the soil. South Africa has deemed Senna Hirsuta as an obnoxious weed. While this plant may have used, in general, it is viewed as a nuisance. Senna Hirsuta should never be confused with Mitragyna Hirsuta.
Buying M Hirsuta Powder
Just like with any other herb, you only want to source Mitragyna Hirsuta from repeatable vendors. Vendors who conduct lab testing and have proven to provide high-quality products.
We offer Mitragyna Hirsuta Extract Powder (30%). Our customers rave about the quality and consistency of our Hirsuta powder.
We ask all of our customers to consult their family doctor before purchasing any herbs or supplements. They are the only ones who can advise you on strain recommendations.
If you have been thinking about trying Hirsuta powder, we encourage you to add it to your cart now and step through the checkout process. If you have any questions along the way reach out to us by email or phone. Our support team is always ready to help you.
Hirsuta Versus Kratom
Kratom is more potent than Hirsuta. However, Hirsuta does not possess the legal issues that kratom does. This makes it more accessible across the nation and other parts of the world that have actively placed a ban on kratom products.
Hirsuta is only offered as a powder, which can be used similarly to kratom powder. So, if the powder is not your thing, then you may be out of luck when it comes to Hirsuta. You could make your own capsules or you may even be able to source Hirsuta capsules from other vendors.
Many users have compared Hirsuta to Red vein kratom powder, but it is more subtle in the support that it offers. This is a great selling point for those who are looking for a product that is not as potent as kratom but offers similar support.