Tongkat ali or long jack [ Scientific Name Eurycoma longifolia]
Several years ago the western world discovered an eastern plantÂ called â€œTongkat ali.â€ This plant is a tree reaching about 12 meters high, generally found in the wild in Southeast Asia. It is traditionally used for the treatment of malaria, high blood pressure, fever and loss of sexual desire. However, the plant is a traditional secret of Malays as a booster for strength, stamina and possibly immunity. The first documentation on tongkat ali was doneÂ in 1939 in the Dictionary of Malaysian Medicine. It is the roots of at least a 7-year old plant that is harvested. It is said that tongkat ali is five times more potent than ginseng.
Tongkat ali is now a very popular natural product for increasing libido, enhancing orgasm, voluntary control of sexual performance, enhanced energy and stamina; providing the natural solution to erectile dysfunction in a gradual and safe manner. Animal studies have shown that tongkat ali produces androgenic (male hormone property) effects similar to testosterone treated animals. It can also produce arousal, libido and sexual motivation in sluggish, old ratsÂ Tongkat ali appears to stimulate the availability of endogenous testosterone (natural testosterone content of the body).
Those men who are getting old are actually having a 10% decline of available active testosterone every 10 years (that we get older). Generally, the decline becomes three times by their 60th birthday. The decline is gradual and may start as early as age 30 years. So by the time males become 80 years old the testosterone could have declined by as much asÂ 50-70%Â relative toÂ the level or amountsÂ when males were 20 years old. This is a condition called andropause. However this does not mean that a large amount of testosterone is not present, it is, but it is not available. Most of the testosterone are bound in the blood stream and contributing to this is the fact that with age the testosterone produced by cells in the testis is also progressively declining. Tongkat ali is the natural supplement that has the property to effect a complete improvement in testosterone level. This improvement in testosterone is reported to be achieved in two weeks of intake; bringing the back â€œnormalâ€ level that has declined with age. These imply that tongkat ali acts naturally in the body and achieves a level of testosterone needed for a successful male sexual performance. For the men who are infertile due to problems with the quality of their sperm, Tongkat ali can raise the amount of available testosterone that will help in improve the morphology, activity (motility) and count of sperms.
While studies and popularity of tongkat ali have centered on enhancement of male sexual dysfunction, as an aphrodisiac, there have been in-vitro (cells in culture, i.e., outside the body) studies on the action of plant against lung and breast cancer as well as anti-malarial activity (the original traditional use). This could be attributed to the presence of phytochemicals called quassinoids and diterpenoids. It also contains an anti-oxidant called super oxide dismutase.
For these reasons the plant is considered an important economic and medicinal material of Malaysia. Today, tongkat ali is part of collaborative investigation of both Malaysia and the US Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also part of the database documentation of the International Center for Science and High Technology and UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization).
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