Herbal Plant | Tongkat Ali Roots Prevent Liver Damage

By | 03/05/2013

A recent research conducted at the Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) shows that the Pasak bumi roots plants (Eurycoma longifolia) or in Malaysia known as Tongkat Ali has properties to protect the liver from damage. So far, the public generations believe the earth as a potion pegs to increase male sexual arousal. In addition, the Pasak bumi roots also being used as a tonic for mothers who had just given birth, treatment swollen glands, fever, and dysentery.

Tongkat Ali Roots Prevent Liver Damage

Pasak bumi roots plants (Eurycoma longifolia)

Pasak bumi roots plants (Eurycoma longifolia) or Tongkat Ali prevent liver damage
Pasak bumi roots plants (Eurycoma longifolia

But now the benefit of Pasak bumi roots has been proved by Ruqiah Ganda Putri Panjaitan, student S3 Biology Study Program Graduate School IPB in her research titled “Testing Hepatoprotektor Activity of Pasak Bumi Roots”.

In this research, potion of extracts Pasak Bumi root was tested its effectiveness to the liver function in animals mice. “The results of scientific research shows the pasak bumi roots efficacious in dysfunction sex, anti malarial, and cytotoxic (cell poisoning).

While research wedge effect of the earth to protect the liver from damage not a lot done, “said Ruqiah. In his research, Ruqiah spent 12.5 kilograms of dried Pasak Bumi roots, crushed into powder and extracted with methanol solution of 50 percent. Then, repeatedly partitioned with n-heksan, concentrated by vacuum rotavapor. The results of this partition is still through the process of several stages again, until the extract obtained as expected.


Extracts of plants native to Indonesia was then tested on male Sprague Dawley rats aged 2-3 months. Previously, all rats were given doses of carbon tetrachloride with 0.1; 1.0 and 10.0 milliliters per kilogram. Carbon tetrachloride is toxic to the heart of this and lead to necrosis (damaged cells) mice. Animal experiment was divided into three groups, each group consists of three tails. The first group, rats were given distilled water.

The second group, mice that were given “Silybum marianum”. Third Group, mice given the extract of the Pasak Bumi or Tongkat Ali roots of the earth peg. Treatment of this mouse lasted for three months. Pasak Bumi root extracts on providing dose 500 milligrams per kilogram of body weight did not result in changes in enzyme levels liver, ie the enzyme “aspartate transaminase, the enzyme” Alanine Aminotransferaz “, and” Alkalenfosfataz “, total protein, total bilirubin, the director and indurek. This picture shows the whole liver cells remain unchanged. Methanol fraction dose peg root water earth and then increased to 1000 milliliters per kilogram of body weight.

At this dose, the Pasak bumi root extract showed hepatoprotektor activity. This marked aspartate transaminase enzyme levels and Alanine Aminotransferaz still within the normal range. In addition, images histopathology (tissue exposed to the disease) was comparable to the provision of silymarin.

Tongkat Ali Dosage

For best results using Tongkat Ali while bodybuilding it is recommended that you follow the manufactures directions and take your extract four capsules per day, as evenly spread throughout the day as possible, for example one capsule before breakfast, one before lunch, the third capsule before an evening meal and the forth capsule before you go to bed.

A six to eight week cycle is what most bodybuilders typically run with a break period lasting around 40% of your on cycle time, for example if you ran an eight week cycle you would want to take a break of no less than three and a half weeks.

If you are using Tongkat Ali to increase your sex drive as many people do, a shorter cycle period is often used. Some users have been known to cycle five days on, two days off as they only wish to increase their testosterone levels slightly but stay on the Tongkat Ali for extended periods of time, again five days on two days off meets the recommended 40% off cycle time.

Tongkat Ali Side Effects:

Because tongkat ali increases testosterone levels it should not be used by men with breast cancer or prostate cancer, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, or sleep apnea.

Herbalists usually report no negative tongkat ali side effects, but occasional studies have found that the immune system can be weakened in some individuals, particularly if users greatly exceed the recommended dosage on the supplement’s package. It is not advised for pregnant people.

Tongkat ali should not be used by people with weakened immune systems as some evidence suggests it may further weaken immune function.

Guidelines For Buying Tongkat Ali Root Extract

  • ALWAYS buy root extract that specifies the extract strength, for bodybuilding or post cycle therapy no less than 1:200.
  • ALWAYS buy Tongkat Ali Eurycoma Longifolia Jack root extract and not just Tongkat Ali or your purchase is useless.
  • ALWAYS buy Indonesian and not Malaysian extract, Malaysian Tongkat has been found to have high lead content. Not only is our Tongkat from Indonesia but the World A.B.S™ TKA 1:200 we sell uses Eurycoma Longifolia Jack root extraction method using water to lower any impurities further, giving the cleanest Tongkat Ali extract on the market.
  • Only buy Tongkat root extract that has been taken from trees at least 10 years of age or the extract is considered less effective.
  • BEWARE of certain brands claiming stupidly high milligram content of their capsules this is often the first sign of a scam and they will attempt to justify this claim by telling you its not actually 1650mg in the capsules but has the equivalent of having 1650mg of Tongkat leaf. In actual fact your getting a very small amount of weak extract if your lucky.

TKA 1:200 meets the above conditions and is also tested to be free of E.Coli & Salmonella.

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