Thai holding butea root

Is butea superba safe?

Genuine butea superba is very safe. Butea superba actually is on the border between what wood be considered food and what would be considered a medical herb. Butea superba tubers are the part of the plant that is used as for human health. For the plant in the wild, these tubers are storage containers of nutrients, just as the tubers of potatoes or cassava plants. Animals in the wild, like boars or rabbits, consume butea superba tubers as food. But even though genuine butea superba is not a danger in itself, safety concerns are justified when it comes to commercial products. Genuine butea superba is fairly rare, and found only in a narrow geographical location (mostly Thailand), many cheap commercial products claiming to be butea superba are actually something else, for example sawdust spiked with the active ingredients of prescription drugs. And these active ingredients are classified as prescription-only precisely out of justified worries about their safety. But definitely, genuine butea superba is safe.

What is butea superba used for?

Butea superba is used as nutritional supplement to support sexual health. It isn’t a medication in the conventional sense, as it isn’t used to treat any specific illness. On the other hand, optimal sexual health, including strong libido and powerful orgasms, tunes the body’s immune system, which in turn improves general health, so some illnesses may not come up in the first place. The sexual health of many people in modern societies is impaired by low testosterone levels. Several scientific studies have shown that when butea superba is used for some time, the body responds by synthesizing more testosterone. This then improves libido and sexual function.