TONGKAT ALI (LONG JACK)
Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH
Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) also known as Long jack or Malaysian Ginseng, or is a plant found in the Malaysian rainforest. It is known for its ability to enhance erectile function, sexual performance, testosterone levels, libido, and fertility in men. For this reason it was given the name “Malaysia’s home-grown Viagra” [>].
A 12-week study found that Tongkat Ali increased libido & improved erectile function [>].
According to another study a freeze-dried water Tongkat Ali supplement improved sexual performance and increased the hardness and duration of erection [>].
Other health benefits of Tongkat ali may include the following: Increasing muscle strength and athletic performance [>]; Lowering blood sugar [>]; Improving physical & mental energy and [>, >]; Reducing anxiety & stress [>]; Antioxidant [>], anticancer [>] & antiulcer effects [>].
Tongkat Ali reduces the absorption of beta blockers (such as propranolol), therefore, these drugs should not be taken with this herb [>].
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