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Tongkat Ali

Also known as Eurycoma and Longifolia Jack

Tongkat Ali is a tall slender shrub which grows wild along the hilly slopes of the rainforests of S.E.Asia and in Malaysia it is sometimes referred to as the ‘herb of a hundred healing qualities’ by the people of south-east Asia. It has of late been identified as also having unique male sexuality improvement qualities.

Research has shown that Eurycoma Longifolia Jack contains several phytochemicals (plant chemicals) that increase the level of testosterone the sex hormone required for male sexual functions, It is also required in the development of the sexual organ and the brain.

The New Straits Sunday Times reported on 30.5.99. That according to Dr. Johan Mohd Saad of University Malaya, male mice dosed with Eurycoma Longifolia extract became sexually hyperactive and mounted on female mice more frequently. The sperm count and vigour of the sperm increased compared to mice not given the dose.

Testosterone level decreases steadily with age. The level of testosterone is at its peak at 100% around age 20, and ends at only 20% – 50% at age 80. According to recent studies, on the average, testosterone levels drop 2% yearly. In fact many men’s testosterone levels languish to below the deficient threshold of 350ng/ml at age 50 to 60. Normally, 500-1, 100ng/ml of testosterone should be in the blood. (Dr. Suhaimi Muhammad, Institut Teknologi MARA, Pahang Branch).

In Malaysia, Tongkat Ali has been found to contain quassinoids and research has confirmed that isolated constituents as well as whole plant extract have many medicinal values. Some of the benefits include:

  1. Improves Energy, Performance and Endurance
  2. As a potent Aphrodisiac (enhances sexual prowess) (Dr H.H. Ang et al)
  3. Anti-viral (K.L. Chan et al)
  4. Anti-malarial (Chan et al. 1986 & 1989, Kardono et al. 1991)
  5. Anti-pyretic activity (K. L. Chan, S. P. Lee & K. H. Yuen)
  6. Antihistaminic (allergic-reactions) (M.Rajen, 21-6-98)
  7. Anti-ulcer (Tada at al. 1991)
  8. Anti-anxiety (Japan Journal of Pharmacology)
  9. Cytotoxic (anti-cancerous tumour) (Kardono et al, 1991)
  10. Anti-hypertensive (M. Rajen, 1998 Sunday Star)
  11. Anti-dysentery (M.Rajen, 1998 Sunday Star)
  12. Increases the efficiency of the healing system (M. Rajen, 1998)
  13. Improves physical and mental performances (M. Rajen, 1998)
  14. Enhances energy level ((M.Rajen, 1998 Sunday Star)
  15. As an adaptogen (reduces fatigue and exhaustion) (M. Rajen, 1998)
  16. Improves appetite and digestion (M.Rajen, 1998 Sunday Star)
  17. Tones skin and muscles (M. Rajen, 1998 Sunday Star)
  18. Improves immune system (M.Rajen, 1998 Sunday Star)

Tongkat Ali is used as an ingredient in products to stimulate male libido  and sexual function.

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