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The benefits of pasak bumi which are quite popular are to increase stamina and sexual arousal in men. However, this herbal plant, also known as tongkat ali, turns out to also have other benefits that are good for he alth
Pasak bumi (Eurycoma longifolia) is a type of herbal plant that is widely grown in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia. The root has long been used as a natural tonic to increase male vitality, especially in terms of sexual arousal and fertility. Pasak Bumi is widely processed into herbal supplements, energy drinks, herbs, to coffee and tea.
Various Benefits of Pasak Bumi
Pasak bumi contains various antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial compounds. If consumed as a herbal supplement or herbal medicine, pasak bumi can provide the following various benefits:
1. Increase sexual arousal
Pasak bumi has properties as an aphrodisiac, which increases libido or sexual arousal. This plant is also known to stimulate the production and performance of the hormone testosterone, which is a male sex hormone.
Not only has an impact on sexual desire, testosterone deficiency is also the cause of erectile dysfunction and infertility in men.
Various studies show that men who consume pasak bumi extract can experience an increase in the hormone testosterone and sexual arousal.In addition, the consumption of this herbal plant extract on a regular basis can also increase the volume, concentration, and movement of sperm, thereby increasing fertility.
2. Increase muscle mass
Another benefit of pasak bumi is to increase muscle mass and physical performance. A study states that consuming 100 mg of pasak bumi extract per day for 5 weeks, can increase male muscle mass and strength and improve physical performance during exercise.
However, if you want to use pasak bumi as a supplement to increase muscle mass, you should consult your doctor first.
3. Maintain stamina and energy
Quassinoid compounds contained in pasak bumi are believed to increase energy, overcome fatigue, and increase body stamina. However, the effectiveness of pasak bumi as an energy and stamina enhancer still needs to be investigated further.
4. Relieve stress
Several studies show that pasak bumi can help relieve stress. Various ingredients in pasak bumi are known to be able to reduce the hormone cortisol, which is a hormone produced when a person is under stress. In addition, the consumption of pasak bumi is also believed to improve mood or mood.
5. Lowering blood sugar levels
In some countries, such as Malaysia and India, pasak bumi has traditionally been used to treat diabetes.
A research proves that the consumption of pasak bumi is able to lower blood sugar levels and improve the performance of the insulin hormone, which is a hormone that plays a role in controlling blood sugar levels in the body.
However, this research is still in the form of a small-scale study so that further research is needed to ensure the effectiveness and safety of Pasak Bumi as a diabetes treatment.
6. Inhibits the growth of cancer cells
Eurycomanone is one of the compounds contained in pasak bumi. These compounds are known to have anticancer effects, so they can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
In addition to the various benefits above, pasak bumi is also known to overcome inflammation, lower blood pressure, eradicate the plasmodium parasite that causes malaria, and kill bacteria.
Pasak bumi does have a variety of benefits that are good for the body. However, the effectiveness and safety level of pasak bumi as a supplement or medicine still needs to be investigated further.
Before choosing a pasak bumi supplement, make sure the quality and authenticity of the product to be consumed. Avoid consuming pasak bumi supplements that are not registered with BPOM.
This is because there are reports circulating that some Pasak Bumi supplement products contain high levels of mercury, so they are dangerous for he alth. In addition, this herbal plant has not been proven safe for consumption by pregnant and lactating women.
Pasak bumi should also not be consumed if you are undergoing certain medications, such as blood pressure medications, blood thinners, blood sugar lowering or insulin, and immunosuppressant drugs, because there is a risk of drug interactions.
To be safer, you should still consult a doctor before consuming herbs and pasak bumi supplements or using this herbal plant as a treatment for certain diseases.