Tongkat Ali Facts

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Here are some of the top facts you should know about Tongkat Ali, including the root and the plant it comes from:

  • Tongkat Ali is known across the world by many names. It is called Pasak Bumi in Indonesia, Longjack in the US, and often referred to as Malaysian Ginseng due to its powerful ginseng-like adaptogenic qualities (like ginseng it also contains saponins, phytochemicals responsible for many of the energy and hormone-supportive effects).
  • Malaysia is the largest exporter of Tongkat Ali.
  • There are three types of Tongkat Ali: yellow, black and red.
  • Tongkat Ali is often infused with coffee by locals in Malaysia. The tea is typically served in coffee shops around Southeast Asia.
  • Tongkat Ali is extracted from the Eurycoma longifolia plant which can grow up to 15 to 18 m long. Fruits emerge when the plant is 2 to 3 years old, but it can take 25 years to mature completely. The roots are usually harvested when the plant is 4 years old.
  • The fruit of the Eurycoma longifolia plant is green in color at first. However, it turns a beautiful shade of red when it ripens. The flowers are edible and produce large panicles.
  • Almost all parts of the Eurycoma longifolia plant can be used for therapeutic purposes but the root is the most valuable. It boasts the highest levels of quassinoids, bioactive compounds which are rarely found in other plants. It also contains flavonoids, which have strong antioxidant properties and fight oxidative damage, protecting cells.
  • Tongkat Ali root extract is often steeped in hot water and drunk as a tea. However, since the tea is extremely bitter, people typically add sugar, honey or dates to make it more palatable. According to traditional herbalists, the bitter taste is responsible for the root’s efficacy since it contains secondary bioactive metabolites.
  • The root is known for maintaining healthy levels of testosterone which in turn can support muscle strength and size in both men and women.
  • The leaves of this precious plant are used less often than the root, though they are said to support healthy immune function.

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