Pasak Bumi aphrodisiac, review of benefits, dosage, how well does it work as a sexual enhancer in men and women
June 20 2017

Paska Bumi also known as tongkat ali (Eurycoma longifolia) is a small tree found in the jungles throughout Malaysia and Southeast Asia. It is commonly known as Tongkat Ali in Malaysia and Singapore, Piak or Tung Saw in Thailand, and Pasak Bumi in Indonesia.
Natives consider every part of the tree as medicine. Pasak Bumi is used as a tonic, to treat malaria, and as an aphrodisiac.

For more information on this plant, see the articles on tongkat ali.

Research review
There have been quite a few studies with this plant and the link above to tongkat ali article has a full explanation and review of these studies that confirm pasak bumi to have aphrodisiac and libido enhancing benefits. It is a potent plant that works quite well.

Complement Ther Medicine. 2015. Efficacy of Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) on erectile function improvement: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. To determine the efficacy of Pasak
Bumi (Eurycoma longifolia) herbal extract on erectile function improvement. Comprehensive electronic databases were searched from inception through October 2014. Randomized controlled trials investigating Pasak bumi compared to placebo were included. Outcome of interest was the improvement of erectile dysfunction. Based on current evidence, the herbal extract of pasak bumi may have clinical effect on erectile function. However, more efficacy trials are warranted to further support current evidence.

The effects of eurycoma were studied on the libido of sexually experienced male rats after dosing them with 200, 400 and 800 mg/kg body weight twice daily for 10 days. Results showed that eurycoma produced a dose-dependent increase in mounting frequency of the treated animals. Further studies also showed that eurycoma promoted the growth of both ventral prostate and seminal vesicles.

Where to buy, how is it sold?
Pasak bumi is sold as a powder, and in capsules, sometimes mixed with other herbs. It is available in concentrated extracts online and in various health food stores.

Malaria
Med J Malaysia. 2008. Stage specificity of pasak bumi root (Eurycoma longifolia Jack) isolate on Plasmodium falciparum cycles. In previous study, in vitro antiplasmodial activity fractions isolated from methanol extract of E. longifolia, Jack. have been evaluated. Among 5 isolates evaluated from the study, isolate 4 showed high in vitro antiplasmodial activity. However, which stage specificity of the isolates on P. falciparum cycles has not been evaluated. This study was intended to evaluate the stage specificity of the isolate on P. falciparum cycles. The study was conducted by observing the percentage of each stages of P. falciparum microscopically after 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, and 72 hours incubation periods with 3 various concentration of isolate 4 compared with control. The result showed that isolate 4 of E. longifolia root methanol soluble fractions most potent at trophozoites stages of P. falciparum.