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Alternative Names

Butea, Butea Gum Tree, KwaoKrua Dang, Red Kwao Krua Daeng

Scientific Name

Butea Superba Roxb.

Why Do People Use Butea?

Butea superba is used in the form of gum in the manufacturing process. Butea superba powder is used for following purposes: • It functions as a male enhancer. • People use it as an aphrodisiac. • It is also believed to cure erectile dysfunction. • It is used for the treatment of gut ailments like diarrhea. • People also use butea superba due to its fever reducing effects. • It is also used for the cue of dysuria (painful urination).

Is It Safe To Use?

There is insufficient evidence regarding the safety of use of butea superba. No information is available regarding the safety of butea superba powder in lactation and pregnancy. So caution should be observed.

How Effective Is Butea?

Insufficiency of reliable data makes it difficult to rate the efficacy of use of butea superba powder. There is no proven data that could support the use of butea superba as male enhancer or for the cure of erectile dysfunction. However, results of some preliminary studies have shown that use of this herb can improve the subjective measures of erectile dysfunction. But the quality of the studies performed was not good enough to hold them authentic. So, rigorous research is needed to see the efficacy of butea superba for the above mentioned conditions.

How Butea Works?

Root is the applicable part of butea superba. The constituents of butea superba powder include butin, 7, 4-dimethoxyisoflavone, butenin, medicarpin, sterols like campesterol and beta-sitosterol, isoflavonoids, prunetin and formonetin. The results of some preliminary animal researches have shown that use of butenin (an active ingredient of butea superba) can cause toxicity of the heart. The constituents of butea superba powder are thought to have activity similar to body hormones like gonadotropic releasing hormone (GnRH), testosterone, and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). Results of some animal studies have shown that use of butea superba can increase the count of sperms and the size of testis. Due to its lack of estrogen content, it is called “phytoandrogen” and is thus used as a male enhancer. It has been postulated that the flavonoids in butea superba powder may have cAMP phosphodiesterase inhibitory activity (it is an enzyme that decreases erection). The use of butea superba in Alzhiemer’s disease can decrease the level of acetylcholine (AchE) by 50%.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Butea?

Little is known about the adverse reactions of the consumption of butea superba powder.

How Butea Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is insufficient information to establish any relationship between the use of butea superba powder and other herbs and supplements.

How Butea Interacts With Drugs?

There is no information regarding the interaction of butea superba powder with drugs.

How Butea Interacts With Foods?

Little is known about the interaction of butea superba powder with foods.

How Butea Interacts With Lab Tests?

There are no reports of the interaction of butea superba powder with laboratory results.

How Butea Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There is no known interaction of butea superba with diseases or conditions.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Butea?

There is no typical dosage of butea superba powder.


Butea superba is a vine found in countries like China, Vietnam, India and the islands of Thailand. It is typical used as a male enhancer, for the cure of erectile dysfunction and as an aphrodisiac.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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