Product Description[:en]Tongkat Ali is found available in Highland region of Vietnam. It’s been used in traditional herbs and export in raw forms of whole or slices.
E. longifolia is also known by the common names penawar pahit, penawar bias, bedara merah, bedara putih, lempedu pahit, payong ali,tongkat baginda, muntah bumi, petala bumi (all Malay); Malaysian ginseng; bidara laut (Indonesian); babi kurus (Javanese); cây bá bệnh (Vietnamese); tho nan (Laotian); ”long jack” (US). Many of the common names refer to the plant’s medicinal use and extreme bitterness. Penawar pahit translates simply as “bitter charm” or “bitter medicine”. Older literature, such as a 1953 article in the Journal of Ecology, may cite only penawar pahit as the plant’s common Malay name.
As mentioned above, E. longifolia is known by common names “tongkat ali” and “pasak bumi” in the South East Asian region, but these names are also used for the physiologically similar species Polyalthia bullata. The bark and root of E. longifolia is more white/yellow-ish compared to the darker-colored P. bullata, which has led to the former being known as “tongkat ali/pasak bumi putih” or “tongkat ali/pasak bumi kuning”, and the latter as “tongkat ali/pasak bumi hitam”. (“Putih” means “white”, “kuning” means “yellow”, and “hitam” means “black” in Malay/Indonesian.) Indonesia also has a red-coloured variety known as “tongkat ali/pasak bumi merah” (“merah” meaning “red”), which is being studied by researchers and has not had its species classified (source: Wikipedia)
Moisture: 8% Max
Packing: 20 – 30 kgs per PP bag
Season: Peak time March to September