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Tongkat ali is a small flowering tree in the quassia family (Simaroubaceae) and is native to Indonesia, Malasia, and parts of Southeast Asia. It has been used traditionally for male sexual conditions, as an antimalarial, aphrodisiac, and antimicrobial.

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on tongkat ali made available through the generosity of Biotropics Malaysia’s adoption.




Additional ABC Tongkat Ali Resources 

HerbalGram article

Tongkat Ali profile. 2019; 122:6-16.

Balancing Nature and Wellness - Malaysian Traditions of "Ramuan": The History, Culture, Biodiversity and Scientific Assimilation of Medicinal Plants in Malaysia. 2009; 84:30-43

HerbClip reviews

Beneficial Bioactivities of Tongkat Ali are Diverse and May Include Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. HC# 051652-557, November 30, 2016

Systematic Review/Meta-analysis of Clinical Efficacy of Tongkat Ali for Erectile Dysfunction. HC# 111564-544, May 13, 2016

Tongkat Ali Improves Cell-mediated Immune Function in Healthy, Middle-aged Adults
. HC# 031651-541, March 31, 2016.

Tongkat Ali Standardized Extract Improves Testosterone and Stress Hormone Balance and Mood Parameters in Subjects with Moderate Stress. HC# 071322, November 15, 2013

Tongkat Ali - A Potent Complementary Treatment for Male Osteoporosis. HC# 091267-465, January 31, 2013

A Malaysian Tongkat Ali Extract (Physta) Increases Quality-of-life Benefits in Men
. HC# 121251-464, January 15, 2013

Tongkat Ali Aqueous Extract Shows Promise in Study for Men Who Are Symptomatic of Hypogonadism Due to Low Testosterone. HC# 071165-436, November 15, 2011


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