Tongkat Ali Health Benefits

Tongkat Ali is a tree native to Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.

Botanical Name: Eurycoma longifolia

Other Common Name: Longjack

Part Used Medicinally: Root, dried and ground into a powder or a liquid that resembles coffee.

Tongkat Ali Root: The root of a Tongkat Ali tree grows as much as one meter straight into the ground and it takes at least five years to mature, the root itself can grow to a size that is taller than many people. This tough fibrous root penetrates deep into the earth to obtain its nutrients.

Tongkat Ali Health Benefits:

  • Tongkat ali has testosterone enhancing properties. Testosterone is primarily responsible for the growth and development of male reproductive organs.
  • Due to its testosterone-enhancing properties, Tongkat Ali is also used by bodybuilders to increase muscle mass and strength.
  • Tongkat ali can help enhance male fertility with regard to higher semen volumes and sperm concentration.
  • Tongkat ali can also increase energy levels, helping fight fatigue.
  • Tongkat ali helps increase HGH (human growth hormone). HGH lowers as we age; a person at sixty has about twenty percent of the HGH of a twenty year old.
tongkat ali plant
tongkat ali plant

Note: The maximum use of Tongkat Ali according to experts is no more than 3 times a week, and there should be at least a full week off a month. It is also possible that the hormonal effects are dose dependent, and different people may react differently to Tongkat Ali and the various extracts that are available.

Tongkat Ali Side Effects:Because Tongkat Ali increases testosterone levels it should not be used by men with breast cancer or prostate cancer, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, or sleep apnea.

Pregnant or nursing women or children should also not use this herb. People on insulin should consult their doctor before taking tongkat ali because it may decrease blood sugar levels. Tongkat Ali can also stimulate the heart to beat faster so consult your doctor before trying tongkat ali herb.

Len Carpio

The majority of articles I published were focused on health. I’m very interested in using natural remedies as they enhance the body's ability to heal itself and have no harmful side effects. I became interested in natural remedies when I met a Gerson therapist, who told me that in Gerson therapy they use “ live food” (organic vegetable, fruits, etc) to cure their patients. For the body to fight different illnesses, our immune system should be strong. In Gerson therapy they promote the supplementation of healthy and nutritious “ live food” for the body to fight disease, repair and regain its strength. I hope you will enjoy and learn from reading my articles. Have a good day and lets all be healthy :)

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