Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tongkat Ali drinks (Eurycoma longifolia)

Eurycoma longifolia Jack or ‘Tongkat Ali’ is a herb which has been claimed to possess various medicinal properties. It is a tall slender shrub-tree which is well-reputed among the natives of South East Asia for its potent aphrodisiac effect.

Traditionally, people drank a water decoction of the plant. People believe that this herb can be used as an anticoagulant for complications during childbirth, treatment for dysentery, aphrodisiac, antimalarial, antibacterial, anticancer, antihyperglycemic, diarrhea, fever, hypertension, relief of pain in the bone, and its pounded bark has been used to treat wounds, syphilitic sores, and headache.

The bark is useful as blood coagulant after childbirth while the leaves are found to be effective in relieving stomach ache.

Research published in (Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019; 2019: 7543460) study in rats suggested that the aphrodisiac effects of E. longifolia may be due to the elevation of testosterone levels and enhancement of dopamine in the brain.
Tongkat Ali drinks (Eurycoma longifolia)

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