Asia is a continent that lays deep emphasis on herbal remedies, and one of them is Tongkat Ali. Eurycoma Longifolia is a medicinal plant commonly known as Tongkat Ali and considered as the Malaysian treasure. This is a medium-sized shrub found in South East Asia and is also a native to Indo China. Traditionally, Tongkat Ali is used for anti-ageing and other ailments such as fever, cough, ulcers and headache.
Though not clinically proven, Tongkat Ali is found effective in cases like male infertility, sexual desire, and low testosterone.
Libido is a Latin word and a Freudian term that describes sexual urge, lust.Sex drive in men is associated with the hormone called testosterone and is connected with the brain. The two parts of the brain cerebral cortex and the limbic system are responsible for planning, thinking and emotion, motivation respectively.
Tongkat Ali is a herbal extract-based remedy which is believed to improve mood, increase sex drive and cure erectile dysfunction and reduces the effects of ageing in the male reproductive system. A drop in testosterone will affect sexual activity in both men and women and research on Tongkat Ali has given positive results in this regard. As said earlier, though not clinically proven some researchers say it improves the sexual interest and male infertility along with being a natural energiser, boosting androgen level safely, and decreasing sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and also reduces the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
However, there is no sufficient evidence for its cure regarding problems like erectile dysfunction, low testosterone and muscle strength. It is believed that the roots and bark of Tongkat Ali contains certain compounds that increase testosterone levels. Hence, how does it cure high sexual drive? Tongkat Ali works on issues involved with hormonal and sexual function and along with it improves stress levels. Traditionally, it is used to improve mood and sex drive; yet on the contrary, the medicinal herb gives a calming effect, confidence and reduces aggressiveness. Studies have proven that this herb has anxiety-relieving properties and reduces the modern-day stress.
Here, “cure” cannot be the word but the medicinal herb balances the hormones by improving the good testosterone.