Ubi Jaga, or Ubi Besi, which has a scientific name called Smilax Myosotiflora, is a type of creeping plant with tubers found in the tropical forest in South East Asia. Traditionally, Ubi jaga is usually used as a native herb by indigenous folk for its aphrodisiac effects. Accompanied with Tongkat Ali, Ubi Jaga can provide a complimentary positive effect.
Scientific research on Ubi Jaga is still carried on and the therapeutic effect, side effect, etc. of independent consumption of Ubi Jaga is not well known until now. Thus, Ubi Jaga is only combined with other herbs like Tongkat Ali and Kacip Fatimah as an herbal supplement.
Activive Ingredients in Ubi Jaga
Due to the ability to improve blood circulation, Ubi jaga is traditionally used as herbal medicine to strengthen male energy, as a general tonic and to increase body metabolism. As a result, it has a similar function with Tongkat Ali, by increasing sexual desire and sensitivity, strengthening erections and enabling men of all ages to enjoy more frequent and longer lasting sex. Besides the benefit of sexual activity, these effects of Ubi Jaga can be utilized to stabilize mood, maintain normal blood pressure levels and increase energy level. It would certainly help in intimate relationships. Traditionally, Ubi Jaga is used to treat syphilis by boiling its chipped tuber and then consume the liquid portion.
Pregnant women are not recommended for consuming Ubi Jaga unless given permission by physician because the effect of Ubi Jaga on pregnancy is not well known.
Ubi Jaga is not suitable for individuals who are allergic to other herbs and under pharmacological treatment for erectile dysfunction.
For a safety purpose, people who are suffering from chest pains or have heart related problems or even under the age of 18 should avoid Ubi Jaga.
Ubi Jaga is also not encouraged for people who have been advised by a doctor to abstain from sexual activity.
Precaution is needed for elderly person, or who are taking other herbal supplements or medicines. Individuals who experience any negative side effects should stop consumption immediately and consult physician.