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November 18, 2020

Yellow Maeng Da (aka Yellow Horn)

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😴 Sedation
⚡ Stimulation
🩹 Pain Relief
😀 Euphoria
🤢 Nausea (higher is better)
⏰ Duration
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  • May offer a broad, balanced range of effects
  • May elevate mood and promote relaxation
  • Potentially energetic without being overstimulating


  • May be less stimulating than other white/yellow strains
  • Potentially poor pain relief
  • Likely average duration of effects


Yellow Maeng Da may offer a mild but broad range of effects.

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To create Yellow Maeng Da kratom, farmers allegedly dry White Maeng Da in the sun. The sunlight “cures” the kratom, turning the white kratom leaves yellow. The resulting strain is similar to White Maeng Da but different enough to warrant distinction.

Most Yellow Maeng Da users describe the strain as moderately euphoric and stimulating. For others, the strain is also somewhat relaxing. Generally, Yellow Maeng Da is reported to be more sedating than White Maeng Da. Some users have described the strain’s stimulating qualities as “mellow” and the energy potential as being “just enough.”

Like White Maeng Da, Yellow Maeng Da doesn’t appear to be very pain-relieving. Its duration may be slightly above average and last up to 3-4 hours at moderate doses (2.5-5g). Yellow Maeng Da may be more nauseating than other strains, especially at higher quantities (5g+). We recommend exercising caution when assessing dosage.

Due to the subjective nature of kratom and personal variations in body and brain chemistry, your experiences with this strain might differ from the average user.

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  1. kratomaton

    Averaged score based on the following user comments from Reddit and other online communities:

    1. KratomBro
    Okay so I got a bad tooth removed today so I haven’t been able to truly review the testers yet till now seeing how the pain was taking away from my burns. But just tried the Yellow Maeng Da tester and wow its so good. super relaxation, alot of euphoria and just enough stimulation. This one is a keeper, I really hope this one makes the cut, honestly I might even like it the most of everything from motark i’ve tried so far. Very good burn! I recommend everyone try this one!

    2. betterthanprozac
    So tonight I took 5.6 grams of yellow Maeng Da and my husband took around 2.5 grams, both with nearly empty stomachs. It’s now been about 3 hours since I dosed and 2 hours since he dosed.
    We both agree that the bodily sensations feel similar to the afterglow from an LSD trip and it’s very comfortable
    Tonight when we went to pick up my son from my mom’s house, we had a lot more fun than usual, hanging out, playing with our son, and just talking about life. We were all smiles and much more social and talkative than normal
    Before even going inside the house, my husband’s mother called, so as I was waiting for him to get off the phone, I had a surge of productivity and cleaned pretty much the whole car.
    Besides pretty bad nausea at some points from taking too much for me, I’m thoroughly pleased with the whole experience. It seems like a lot of people are hesitant about buying/using yellow Kratom, but I think it needs some more love!

    3. AbandonedPlanet
    I’ve been testing out a bunch of maeng da strains from Mmm and I’m in the middle of burning the yellow. I took two teaspoons with some ice tea and lemon juice, and its extremely euphoric. My legs feel like they’re made of warm air. I wouldn’t say I’m all that energetic but I still recommend for anyone who likes the euphoria over other effects.

    4. [deleted]
    I’ve only tried it once by itself and it seemed to make me more talkative and energetic. I need to try it by itself again a few more times to properly judge it.

    5. ProdigalTrev
    It was pretty good euphoria and balanced when I tested it the other night by itself

    6. ItsYourMotherDear
    I tried it yesterday and today- he sent it as a sample with my last order. I don’t think its mediocre. Pretty potent on me. Very warm and mellow. I’ll take this over Gaia Bali Gold any day of the week. I only do reds or yellows at night. For me I get more of a sedating feeling from the yellows overall.

    7. just_any_old_user
    Just tried it this morning. I’m not a big yellow fan and use them mostly for blends but wanted to try it alone to figure out blend possibilities.
    Burned 3g 3 hrs ago. Nice but it’s not a white. Did 3g more 90 min ago. I’m nicely energized, focus is greatly improved but it’s not as intense as a good white. IMNSHO it will blend nicely with reds, greens and even golds.
    I will be ordering a little more as soon as I get to try the other strains in the order.

    8. wavering_radiant_
    I really like it, but I love every yellow I’ve tried as I’m prone to anxiety. If I start to get a bit of anxiety, especially from a green or white, I take a bit of the YMD and it balances it out for me. It’s got a calming effect, but doesn’t have any sedation for me. I wouldn’t consider it stimulating either. I mostly take it after work or on my days off. It’s a good midday strain. Hope this helps

    9. aephesus
    I like it. It gives me some good anxiolytic effects without being too stimulating like most whites are for me. I don’t really take it much on its own, but with other strains to boost the anxiolytic effects I need.

    10. push__
    Herbal RVAs yellow Maeng Da is amazing. The perfect morning/ midday strain. I’ve been adding it to almost all of my blends. I’m about to run out but I’ve got some yellow borneo on the way from enhanciosa , I’ll update this post when it arrives.

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😴 Sedation
⚡ Stimulation
🩹 Pain Relief
😀 Euphoria
🤢 Nausea (higher is better)
⏰ Duration
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