Society had been long enough in Asia, especially Indonesia using roots of Pasak Bumi plant (Eurycoma longifolia), or in Malaysia known as Tongkat Ali as a herbal ingredient to increase male sexual arousal. In addition, people also use the pegs of the earth as a tonic for new mothers who gave birth, treatment of swollen glands, fever, and dysentery.
But the efficacy of this plant is found not only that. A recent study conducted at the Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), shows that the roots of Eurycoma longifolia Jack have liver protecting properties from damage. This research was conducted by Princess Double Ruqiah Panjaitan, S3 student of the postgraduate of Biology Faculty of IPB in her research entitled “Pengujian Aktivitas Hepatoprotektor Akar Pasak Bumi”. More