Tongkat ali is one of the well-known folk medicines for aphrodisiac effects as well as intermittent fever (malaria) in Asia. Folkloric uses of Tongkat Ali herbal medicine include the treatment for diarrhea, boils, ulcer, tuberculosis, jaundice and dysentery. It is used to increase muscle mass such as in body building.
Almost the entire plant has use in folkloric herbal medicine. Each has its own health benefits.
>Tongkat ali leaves. The decoctions from Eurycoma longifolia leaves are used for washing itches and wounds.
>Tongkat ali Fruits. The fruits are used in curing dysentery.
>Tongkat ali bark. The bark is mostly used as a vermifuge.
>Tongkat ali taproots are used to treat high blood pressure,
>Tongkat ali roots. The roots has the most health benefits and is widely used. Root extract of Eurycoma longifolia are used for sexual dysfunction, aging, malaria, cancer, diabetes, anxiety, aches, constipation, exercise recovery, fever, increased energy, increased strength, leukemia, osteoporosis, stress, syphilis and glandular swelling.
The roots are also used as an aphrodisiac, antibiotic, appetite stimulant and health supplement.
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