Longjack root of a 10 to 20 year old tree or shrub weighs 3 to 7 kg. Longjack root can grow 1 to 2 meters straight into the ground. And it takes two men several hours to dig out a single Longjack root.
Native to Malaysia and Indonesia, and now becoming popular in the Western countries, Longjack is the scientifically researched shrub Eurycoma Longifolia Jack that contains a plethora of health beneficial substances commonly used as a dietary supplement and folk remedy.
Longjack root is an expensive herb partly because it is a slow-growing weed. To reach maturity, it takes at least 25 years. Moreover, it is not easy to cultivate as it needs to be watered frequently and partially shaded, and the soil needs to be sandy and well drained from excess water. It is unlikely to get cheap prices for the genuine stuff.
Dubbed the “Asian Viagra, Longjack root is used traditionally as a medicine by men to increase libido, sexual performance, impotence and to treat erectile dysfunction.
Longjack root works by building the levels of the hormone testosterone which is primarily responsible for the growth and development of male reproductive organs, including the penis, testicles, scrotum, prostate, and seminal vesicles.
Testosterone is not just a sexual stimulant for men. Women also produce testosterone, though in much smaller amount. This vital hormone also fans sexual desire and increases sensitivity in women’s erogenous areas. Thus, women can also consume Longjack root.