Eurycoma Longifolia

What other names is Eurycoma Longifolia known by?

Akar Pasak Bumi, Ali's Umbrella, Ali's Walking Stick, Batang Pasak Bumi, Bedara Pahit, Canne d'Ali, Cay ba binh, Eurycoma, Eurycoma Longifolia Jack, Ginseng de Malaisie, Ian-don, Jelaih, Kayu Dali, Local Ginseng, Long Jack, Longjack, Malaysian Ginseng, Natural Viagra, Pasak Bumi, Payung Ali, Penawar Pahit, Pokok Jelas, Pokok Syurga, Sengkayap, Setunjang Bumi, Tongkat Ali, Tongkat Baginda, Tung Saw, Umpudumaidu, Wonod Mondou.

What is Eurycoma Longifolia?

Eurycoma longifolia is a tall, slender evergreen shrub-tree commonly found in Southeast Asia. Malaysian men claim that tea made from this plant improves their sexual abilities and virility. As a result, this plant is in such high demand that it is now considered a "protected" species.

The root and bark of Eurycoma longifolia are used for treating erectile dysfunction (ED), increasing interest in sex, male infertility, boosting athletic performance, body building, and reducing body fat. Eurycoma longifolia is also used for fever, malaria, ulcers, high blood pressure, tuberculosis, bone pain, cough, diarrhea, headache, syphilis, and cancer.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Male Infertility. Some evidence suggests that taking a specific Eurycoma longifolia supplement (Phytes Bioteks by Biotropics Malaysia) by mouth can improve the quality and concentration of sperm in infertile men.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Athletic performance. Early research suggests that taking Eurycoma longifolia by mouth for 7 days does not increase endurance in male athletes.
  • Low testosterone. Early research shows that taking an extract of Eurycoma longifolia by mouth for one month might increase testosterone levels and improve related symptoms in men with low testosterone levels.
  • Muscle strength. Early research suggests that taking Eurycoma longifolia by mouth for 5 weeks helps increase muscle mass and strength in healthy men participating in an intense strength training program.
  • Problems achieving an erection (erectile dysfunction, ED).
  • Increasing interest in sex.
  • Fever.
  • Malaria.
  • Ulcers.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Bone pain.
  • Cough.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Headache.
  • Syphilis.
  • Cancer.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Eurycoma longifolia for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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