Vietnam is not known as a Ketum exporting or growing country, although Ketum has been growing wild in the region for thousands of years. It is only recently that Ketum in commercial quantity has begun to reach the rest of the world from Vietnam.
Ketum is a derivative of the Mitragyna Speciosa plant, an evergreen tree indigenous to Southeast Asia. Ketum has been used for many centuries in many parts of Asia for therapeutic as well as herbal medicine use.
The Yellow Vietnam Ketum strain is grown in Long Xuyen in the Mekong Delta region, as well as the mountainous Mekong River region of Vietnam. It is thought that the region’s climate and soil contribute to give the Yellow Vietnam Ketum its peculiar color, taste, and effects.
This strain is growing in popularity, and old and new Ketum users are finding they like its calm, soothing effects, without the sedative qualities of a majority of Ketum varieties.