Kratom needs to be looked at for what it is, a non-FDA herbal type supplement. So along with that, the kratom community should (and many already do) take types from the herbalist community in when comes to many things — lingo being one of them.
Unfortunately, we kinda have to walk on eggshells when it comes to how we present ourselves and the tree (kratom). The image above shares some helpful terminology to use and which ones NOT to use when it comes to discussing kratom. Staying above reproach is key to avoiding as much interference from the FDA and their friends as possible.