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Indonesian Herbal Aphrodisiac of Natural Black Long Jack Plant Roots

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Long jack (Lat. Eurycoma longifolia) is a medicinal plant native to Indonesia. Its roots have natural healing properties, which is why they are used in traditional Indonesian medicine for the making of herbal remedies and supplements. The plant's name in Indonesian (bida(da)ri laut) means "celestial sea nymph" (Sanskrit: apsarāḥ), referring to its aphrodisiacal quality. However, ...

Sorcerous Headhunting Mandau Dagger with Wild Pig’s Teeth, Hair, and Bone Ornaments

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Although the sinister practice of headhunting has been discontinued decades ago, the material culture of indigenous tribes continues to be valued by people in Indonesia today. Ancient Indonesian artefacts such as swords (pedang), daggers (keris), machetes (golok), and spears (tombak), attest to the cultural significance of traditional weaponry. The same holds true for the mandau; ...

Traditional Indonesian Aphrodisiac Medicine of Long Jack Plant Roots

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The long jack plant (Latin: Eurycoma longifolia) is renown for its alternative healing properties in Southeast Asian cultures. Though native to Indonesia, the plant is also found and used in Malaysia and Vietnam. Especially the roots of this particular plant serve as a highly efficacious ingredient for herbal remedies. Indeed, the extraordinarily bitter taste of ...

Red Jasper Gemstone Ring to improve Sexual and Spiritual Stamina

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Jasper is an opaque (cryptocrystalline) quartz mineral. The speckled red stone owes its color to the mineral content of volcanic ash or sediments. This particular variety of chalcedony looks similar to agate and carnelian, though it can be distinguished by its opacity, color, and hardness. The natural jasper rock has been cut and polished into ...

Tiger Tooth Talisman to Enhance Courage and Confidence in All Situations

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Just like in other parts of Southeast Asia, tiger amulets have always played an important role in occult practices in Indonesia. The tiger's innate agility, speed and strength inspired many indigenous Indonesian folk beliefs (e.g. Kancil dan Harimau, Siluman Harimau, Manusia Harimau, Harimau Jadian). Moreover, its sudden appearance and disappearance in the forests at night ...