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Red Tongkat ali (Stema Tuberosa) 

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Red Tongkat ali (Stema Tuberosa) 

Red Tong Kat Ali (Stema Tuberosa)

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Red Tong kat Ali is a tree native to the Southeastern countries like Thailand and Malaysia. The root of the plant is loaded with alkaloids that are used medicinally to cure diseases while the leaf can be used as a dietary supplement in beverages like tea.

Red Tongkat Ali Root is especially strong in enhancing one’s energy and immune system. It is beneficial for tendons function as well Kidney ailments, edmna, building stong inner strength

builds male fertility an reporductive levels.


The yellow Tongkat Ali is the third variant of the Tongkat Ali herb family. It is given its name because when uprooted and washed, it gives off a yellowish coloration. It is a tall evergreen tree and can grow to be up to a height of 12 meters. The roots usually go in deep into the soil to a length of about 2 meters. The yellow Tongkat Ali has been greatly used for restoring health, strength, and vitality.

The yellow strain of the plant tastes bitter and has a bit of the ginseng smell and is more commonly and easily available as opposed to the red and black variant. Just like its sister strains, the yellow Tongkat acts like a natural Viagra and helps in the treatment of all sorts of sexual dysfunctions but apart from that, it has some other uses which we would discuss below.


  • SEXUAL BOOSTER AND TESTOSTERONE ENHANCER: Just like the other variants of the Tongkat Ali the yellow strain also has the effect of an aphrodisiac when taken. The enzymes it contains also help to trigger the brain to release adequate amounts of testosterone to enhance sexual performance and health.

  • PROMOTES BONE FORMATION: The roots of the Tongkat also helps in promoting bone formation. As it is used as a supplement in food sometimes.

  • ANTIBIOTIC AND ANTI-MALARIAL: The roots of the plant are commonly used in unorthodox and orthodox medicine to cure Malaria and bacterial infections.

  • REDUCTION OF STRESS AND ANXIETY: It helps in combating stress by binding with the stress hormone Cortisol inhibiting it. It would reduce the likelihood of everyday stress associated with stress and diet enhancing instead and increased memory retention.

  • BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION: The Tongkat Ali helps to reduce blood sugar level in the body and keep it at a constant level. No wonder most diabetes herbal tea has it as one of its ingredients.


The yellow Tongkat Ali acts like an aphrodisiac in that it:

  • It stimulates the secretion of luteinizing which prompts the cells in the testicles to produce Testosterone.

  • It inhibits the production of the sex hormone binding globulin known as SHBG hence allowing the production of sex hormones in the body.

  • Decreases aromatization which is the conversion of Testosterone into Estrogen hence leaving it free to cause sexual stimulation.

  • It also reduces Cortisol the stress hormone that inadvertently lowers testosterone.


Just like the other types, it is prepared traditionally by boiling or soaking in alcohol and allowing the liquid to extract the enzymes then it is taken as prescribed which can either be 15ml to get the aphrodisiac feature or 25 ml to for stress reduction and osteoporosis. The dosage is a bit higher than the others because the concentration of the enzymes in the yellow strain is a bit higher than what can be found in the black and red strain.


The bitter yellow Tongkat Ali plant also has the same effects the other have in increasing the testosterone levels in humans but going further, it helps build up bones and reduce sugar levels. There is also a likelihood of the plant causing insomnia but this is yet to be verified. The “Asian forest aphrodisiac” as it is fondly called is used in orthodox and unorthodox medicine.


HOW IT WORKS                                                                                                                           

The alkaloid in the roots of the Tongkat helps to block the enzyme acetylcholinesterase which helps in the dilation of the penile blood vessels. This would then allow more blood to flow into the genitals and help to keep the penis upright.

Not just does it enhance erectile dysfunction by dilating the blood vessels, it also gives the feeling of euphoria to the user who is then aroused quickly by changes in touch and environment.

The Tongkat can be used as a permanent cure to ED if used consistently for 3 – 6 months.


Using the root of the extract, 10 grams is ground or extracted using hot water or alcohol in about 2 liters of water and this can be taken twice daily for 3 days. That means 2 liters would serve for  6 times.


  • The roots can be used for treating erectile dysfunctions

  • The leaves serve as a dietary supplement in beverages

  • It can also be used as an aphrodisiac and as a libido-enhancing drug

  • It can be used as an anti-stress supplement

  • It can be used as a supplement to build muscle and lose weight

  • It also serves as a relief drug for indigestion, headache, and fever.


Male Muscle and Testosterone


Aphrodisiac and  Libido-Enhancing Properties.

Female Hormone and Endurance


Tong Kat Ali Sugestions from Kindah Tropicals

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Effect of Tongkat Ali on stress hormones and psychological mood state in moderately stressed subjects


Eurycoma longifolia is a medicinal plant commonly called tongkat ali (TA) and “Malaysian ginseng.” TA roots are a traditional “anti-aging” remedy and modern supplements are intended to improve libido, energy, sports performance and weight loss. Previous studies have shown properly-standardized TA to stimulate release of free testosterone, improve sex drive, reduce fatigue, and improve well-being.


We assessed stress hormones and mood state in 63 subjects (32 men and 31 women) screened for moderate stress and supplemented with a standardized hot-water extract of TA root (TA) or Placebo (PL) for 4 weeks. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) with significance set at p < 0.05 was used to determine differences between groups.


Significant improvements were found in the TA group for Tension (−11%), Anger (−12%), and Confusion (−15%). Stress hormone profile (salivary cortisol and testosterone) was significantly improved by TA supplementation, with reduced cortisol exposure (−16%) and increased testosterone status (+37%).


These results indicate that daily supplementation with tongkat ali root extract improves stress hormone profile and certain mood state parameters, suggesting that this “ancient” remedy may be an effective approach to shielding the body from the detrimental effects of “modern” chronic stress, which may include general day-to-day stress, as well as the stress of dieting, sleep deprivation, and exercise training.

Keywords: Testosterone, Cortisol, Stress, Vigor, Tongkat ali, Eurycoma, Mood

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Eurycoma longifolia is an herbal medicinal plant found in South East Asia (Malaysia, Vietnam, Java, Sumatra, Thailand). In Malaysia, it is commonly called tongkat ali and has a range of medicinal properties as a general health tonic, including improvement in physical and mental energy levels and overall quality of life [1,2]. The roots of tongkat ali, often called “Malaysian ginseng”, are used as an adaptogen and as a traditional “anti-aging” remedy to help older individuals adapt to the reduced energy, mood, and libido that often comes with age [3-7]. In modern dietary supplements, tongkat ali can be found in a variety of products intended to improve libido and energy, restore hormonal balance (cortisol/testosterone levels) and enhance both sports performance and weight loss. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of tongkat ali extract on stress hormone balance (cortisol/testosterone) and psychological mood state in moderately stressed subjects.

In both men and women, testosterone levels peak between 25 to 30 years of age - and thereafter drop approximately 1-2% annually [8,9]. At the age of 60, testosterone levels are typically only 40-50% of youthful levels and may be lower due to stress and related lifestyle issues such as diet, exercise, and sleep patterns [10,11]. The benefits of maintaining a youthful testosterone levels are many, including increased muscle mass and reduced body fat, high psychological vigor (mental/physical energy), and improved general well-being [12,13].

Eurycoma contains a group of small peptides referred to as “eurypeptides” that are known to have effects in improving energy status and sex drive in studies of rodents [14-16]. The effects of tongkat ali in restoring normal testosterone levels appears to be less due to actually “stimulating” testosterone synthesis, but rather by increasing the release rate of “free” testosterone from its binding hormone, sex-hormone-binding-globulin (SHBG) [17,18]. In this way, eurycoma may be considered not so much a testosterone “booster” (such as an anabolic steroid), but rather a “maintainer” of normal testosterone levels and a “restorer” of normal testosterone levels (from “low” back “up” to normal ranges) [19]. This would make eurycoma particularly beneficial for individuals with sub-normal testosterone levels, including those who are dieting for weight loss, middle-aged individuals suffering with fatigue or depression, and intensely training athletes who may be at risk for overtraining [20,21].

Traditional use

Decoctions of tongkat ali roots have been used for centuries in Malaysia and Southeast Asia as an aphrodisiac for loss of sexual desire and impotence, as well as to treat a range of ailments including post-partum depression, malaria, high blood pressure, and fatigue [22].

Tongkat ali has been referred to as Malaysia’s “home-grown Viagra” [4] with the Malaysian government investing considerable effort to license, develop, and sustain research into the potential health benefits of Eurycoma longifolia through a variety of governmental organizations, including the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FIRM) [22].

Modern extracts

Numerous commercial tongkat ali supplements claim “extract ratios” from 1:20 to 1:200 without any information about bioactive constituents, extraction methodology (e.g. ethanol versus water), or extract purity. Alcohol extracts of eurycoma have been studied in mice for antimalarial effects of concentrated eurycomalactone [23] but also exhibit toxic effects at high doses (LD50 at 2.6 g/kg), which would preclude safe use in humans as a long-term dietary supplement [24,25]. In contrast, hot-water root extracts standardized for known bioactive components (1% eurycomanone, 22% protein, 30% polysaccharides, 35% glycosaponin) have been demonstrated to be extremely safe at high doses and for long-term consumption [26-28].

Properly standardized hot-water extracts [2,26,29] have a distinctly bitter taste due to the presence of quassinoids, which are recognized as some of the bitterest compounds in nature [30,31]. Tongkat ali extracts that do not taste bitter are either not true Eurycoma longifolia root (there are many commercial examples of “fake” tongkat ali extracts) or are sub-potent in terms of bioactive constituents, and thus would also be expected to have low efficacy. Because of tongkat ali’s reputation for libido benefits, there are several examples of dietary supplements labeled as Eurycoma longifolia, but containing none of the actual root, and instead being “spiked” with prescription erectile dysfunction drugs including tadalafil/Cialis, sildenafil/Viagra, and vardenafil/Levitra [4, personal communication].