The Wonders of Tongkat Ali

Eurycoma longifolia

or commonly refers to as

Tongkat Ali

is a flowering plant that is native in Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. It is also known as pasak bumi or bidara laut in Indonesia, tho nan in Laos, plaalai phuenk or hae phan> in Thailand, cay ba binh in Vietnam, and Tongkat Ali, bedara merah andpenawar pahit in Malay and depending on what country you are in.
The name “tongkat ali” means “Ali’s walking stick” and another folklore name for it is “LongJack”.
It is very difficult to harvest tongkat ali because it grew in the jungles and forest. The traditional plants become popular and there are many demands now a day. Over time this tree will be endangered and the best way Malaysians do is they currently establishing plantations of the tree.

It took 20 years before Tongkat Ali matures. It has a medium size slender shrub and it can reach for about 15 meters in height. Its leaf measures about 20 to 40 centimeters long and consists of 30-40 leaflets. The flower of tongkat ali blooms in color pink to reddish. The flower of tongkat ali is very small and dioecious.  When it’s young, it has a yellowish brown color and brownish red when it is ripe.

The part of the tree used medicinally is the root. The root has been used as traditional medicine and promoted as a tonic and energy enhancer. Only the extract works and the plain powder is not effective. People in Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia have been using the plain Tongkat ali root powder as a potent aphrodisiac or the food that increases sexual desire.

That’s why people call Tongkat Ali as “Asian Viagra”.

Tongkat ali is not just for boosting of sex drive, it also possesses other benefits.

Scientific study said that Tongkat Ali has many benefits for the health of an individual. It can help prevent certain diseases and help cure illness.

Many people living in Asian countries believe that herbs can cure their illness and prevent them from getting sick. Tongkat ali has quassinoids, biphenylneolignans, beta-carboline alkaloids and many substances that believes to be a powerful treatment for some chronic diseases. It has an anti-malarial, anti-histaminic, anti-pyretic and tonic.

In Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, China and other Asian countries, they use tongkat ali as their folkloric medicine or their traditional medicine.  They use tongkat ali to cure the following:

  • Diarrhea
  • Ulcer
  • Boils
  • Fever
  • Jaundice
  • Dysentery
  • Wounds
  • Hypertensions
  • Allergies

But in United States, this herb is used because of its aphrodisiac property.

Because they believe that tongkat ali is mainly used for sexual activity and enhancement, it will help them achieve what they really want.

One of the reasons why most men use tongkat ali is because it keeps them going. They don’t have problems in erection and their libido is kicking strong. They satisfy their wives and their selves too because it boost their self-esteem.

There are so many benefits of tongkat ali and some of them are being studied as of now for the future discoveries and inventions for other diseases.

Below are some of the most popular benefits of tongkat ali:

  1. Increase The Testosterone Level

This is one of the biggest reasons why most guys are using tongkat ali. They call it the testosterone booster.

Tongkat ali has the ability to increase their testosterone level in a safe way wherein they don’t need therapy and expensive medicines.

The good thing about tongkat ali is that, while most synthetic testosterone boosters increase the amount of testosterone being produced by your Leydig cells (which in turn causes them to eventually stop producing testosterone),tongkat ali actually boosts your amount of Leydig cells you have and its helping your body use it’s natural amount of hormones more effectively.

That way, it help men to prevent erectile dysfunction and hypogonadism.

With tongkat ali, it will boost your testosterone levels back up to more youthful ones.

  1. Increases The Libido or The Sex Drive

If a man has a low number of testosterone in the body, he can’t erect normally like other guys do.  Even if he has the urge to mate with his partner, he’s not capable of doing so.

Taking tongkat ali boost your sexual drive that’s why it’s not just men uses tongkat ali but also woman too. It happens because there is glycoproteins present in the plant wherein it appears to be sex-promoting.

Tongkat ali is a safe natural plant agent which causes the body to produce its own testosterone. Therefore, boosting sexual desire and function gets the absolute human sex drive and improves it more.

  1. Boost The Body’s Muscle

It does not just boost the sex drive of the person or the testosterone levels of men, tongkat ali also increases adenosine triphosphate or ATP production. ATP is the basic unit of energy in our body. It is responsible for keeping us alive and going.

If ATP in our body increases, overall energy and vitality increased.

It has been medically proved that the hormone production level of testosterone can cause significant changes in the growth of the body.

There are also several anti-oxidant properties, stimulating properties and anti-oxidant enzymes which increase the testosterone generation of body, that’s why when we work out, our bones go stronger and more muscle develop in our body and it keeps us healthy.

  1. It Increased Sperm Count, Quality and Improves Fertility

Knowing that if you have low testosterone level, you have difficulty in producing good production that’s why tongkat ali has helped a lot men about this issues.

Good quality of sperm plus more sexual drive has more chances of getting your mate pregnant.

If there is a benefits in using and taking tongkat ali, there are also side effect.

But the side effect of tongkat ali is not alarming or dangerous.

I have here some of the list of possible side effect of tongkat ali:

  1. Insomnia

Tongkat ali is known to be the booster of testosterone in our body, you should not take many dosage if it for it will make you stay awake all night.

  1. Anxiety

Tongkat ali promotes well-being and many benefits to the body but if people who have anxiety, it trigger more.

Caffeine can trigger side effects, so if you are experiencing some of the side effects, better low down the dose of your caffeine intake.

 

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