- What other names is Eurycoma Longifolia known by?
- What is Eurycoma Longifolia?
- How does Eurycoma Longifolia work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Eurycoma Longifolia.
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.
- High blood pressure.
- Bone pain.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Eurycoma longifolia if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Taking Eurycoma longifolia with propranolol (Inderal) seems to decrease how much propranolol is absorbed by the body. This might decrease the effects of propranolol (Inderal).
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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011