Tongkat Ali – Testosterone & Performance Booster Herb

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August 23, 2023

Tongkat Ali

Scientific Name – Eurycoma Longifolia

Tongkat Ali Use – To augment or enhance male sexual performance (Aphrodisiac) and testosterone booster (enhanced erectile function); stress and anxiety reliever; endurance, strength, vigor, vitality and fertility booster;

Tongkat Ali is an excellent cardiorespiratory health enhancing supplement.

Bioactive compounds – alkaloids, steroids and Quassinoids.

Other names – Malaysian ginseng, and Ali’s Umbrella.

Tongkat Ali is a shrubby tree.

Health Benefits

  • Testosterone Booster
  • Erectile function Enhancer
  • Stress & Anxiety Booster
  • Endurance & Athletic Performance Enhancer

Tongkat Ali is an indigenous plant of Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. This plant is shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antimalarial properties.

Tongkat Ali is an ancient traditional medicine. People use it to get relief from fever, dysentery, intestinal worms, high blood pressure, malaria, jaundice, constipation, itching, anxiety, exercise-related stress and sexual dysfunction.

The common phytochemicals in E. longifolia includes flavonoids, alkaloids, phenolics, saponins, tannins, and triterpenes.

It is also rich in different types of quassinoids – such as eurycomanone, eurycomanol, eurycomalactone, eurycomaoside and eurycolactone. Owing to the presence of these quassinoids, tongkat Ali is known for its ergogenic properties – reduction in anxiety and stress, improvement in endurance and muscle strength.

There is a well-established literature on the health benefits of E.longifolia.

Tongkat Ali Health Benefits

It is male sexual performance and fertility booster.

Both animal and plant studies indicate the following sexual benefits:

  • Improved male sexual performance and male fertility.
  • Increased testosterone production.
  • Improved erectile function.
  • Increased sperm viability, sperm count, sperm mobility and semen volumes.
  • Improved testosterone production and blood levels can improve bone health and bone strength – and thus reduces the risk of osteoporosis.

Physical performance booster

Ergogenic aid

 Research study: Eurycoma longifolia provides Endurance performance benefits in the long-term usage with high doses.

Another study has shown enhancement in muscle strength and testosterone levels in active people aged around 57 to 72 years following supplementation with Tongkat Ali for up to six to eight weeks.

How does it work?

Tongkat Ali elevates testosterone levels and enhances dopamine in the brain.

A research study published in pubmed shows significant and demonstrated improvement in the erectile function of the males who took tongkat Ali for six months with concurrent training. 

Tongkat Ali acts in a supportive manner by stimulating and augmenting the production of testosterone and improving sexual desire, libido and blood flow to the penis (erectile function) – both research, evidence and clinical trials support this function.

Stress Buster

Tongkat Ali has proved to be an effective remedy for anxiety, stress (tension), insomnia and exhaustion due to physical activities such as endurance training. According to a published study in the Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition, a group of people who took Tongkat Ali (eurycoma longifolia) root extract for 4 weeks reported substantial improvement in their testosterone levels and reduction in their stress hormone (cortisol) levels. They also reported relief from tension, stress, anger, confusion and anxiety. This study has therefore proved tongkat Ali’s use as a remedy for modern-day stress and sleep issues.


Does tongkat Ali cause any side effects?

Tongkat Ali is usually safe for use. However, people taking diabetic medications, having heart disease, high blood pressure and with certain types of cancer should consult their family physician prior to taking this traditional supplement – says Dr. Sarat Chandra.

What are the other uses of tongkat Ali?

Since ages eurycoma Longifolia plant has been in use as a promising herbal remedy for certain conditions. People use tongkat ali root powder   to increase energy & strength, endurance and appetite. It is also used as an antibiotic. Commercially, it is available in powdered and capsules form.


The safe dose of Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma Longifolia) is 200 mg daily. If you are using it for boosting testosterone, sexual performance and erectile function, muscle strength and endurance, then it is better to discuss with your sex specialist doctor (andrologist) to know the best dose and duration.

Bottom Line

Regular use of Tongkat Ali along with moderate exercise and training can significantly improve testosterone levels, erectile function and total testosterone levels (free plus bound) in aging males. It is also useful as a mood elevator and stress buster. Therefore, tongkat Ali can be used as an excellent remedy to shield the body from detrimental effects of modern chronic stress (breakdown, exercise-related stress, sleep deprivation and diet-related stress). Eurycoma Longifolia is a boon in men with ADAM (Androgen deficiency in aging males). Tongkat Ali benefits for men are plenty.


1 Comment

  • livefit , January 21, 2024 @ 7:54 am

    Excellent information

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