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Butea Superba Extract

  • Latin Name:   Butea Superba
  • Synonyms:   Butea Gum Tree, Buteae, Flamme de la Forêt, Kwao Krua Dang, Kwao Krua Rouge, Red Kwao Krua, Red Kwao Krua Daeng.BS
  • Part of Used:   Rhizome
  • Specifications:   30:1TLC/Flavones 30%UV
  • Appearance:   Brown fine powder
  • Application:   Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement, sports nutrition
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Product name

Butea Superba Extract

Latin Name

Butea Superba

Active ingredients   



Butea Gum Tree, Buteae, Flamme de la Forêt, Kwao Krua Dang, Kwao Krua Rouge, Red Kwao Krua, Red Kwao Krua Daeng.BS


Brown fine powder

Part used



30:1TLC /Flavones 30% UV


100-250mg daily

Main benefits

Benefits and properties, aphrodisiac, erectile dysfunction/ Improve cognitive

Applied industries

Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement, sports nutrition


What is Butea Superba Extract?

Red kwao krua butea superba, or butea superba, is a plant that is native to northern and eastern Thailand. It is a member of the Papilionaceae family and is often found growing and winding around trees. The flowers of the butea superba are yellow, and the plant has three leaves located on each branch. Both the roots of the butea superba and the stem have medicinal benefits.

According to Wikipedia,Butea superba is an herb native to Thailand, thought by locals to be an aphrodisiac. It is abundantly distributed in the Thai deciduous forest and has been popular among Thai males for its supposed effects on rejuvenation and sexual vigor. No placebo-controlled clinical studies exist so far to support aphrodisiac activity. In toxicity experiments with rats, the application of high doses of dried plant material (equivalent to the consumption of 12 to 16 gram daily by an adult man) had a negative impact on several blood parameters and decreased testosterone but not LH levels. These adverse effects were dose-dependent and not reported with lesser applied quantities.

Chemical constituents of Butea Superba Extract

The tuberous roots of Butea superba were found to contain flavonoids and flavonoid glycosides as well as sterol compounds, including β-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol.

How does work Butea Superba Extract?

One of the benefits of red kwoa krua butea superba is that it is an inhibitor of c-AMP Phosphodiesterase, an enzyme that allows muscles to relax. When applied to the corpus cavernosum, located at the head of the penis, it prevents the muscles from relaxing and increases the blood flow. This allows for a longer-lasting erection.

Benefits of taking Butea Superba Extract supplements:

Butea superba contains flavonoids and flavonoid glycosides. Flavonoids and flavonoid glycosides are compounds that are created by plants. Scientists study them because they can help prevent disease as well as help people remain healthy. According to a legend in Thailand, "a man who regularly ate the root reached the age of 280 years." Despite this not being exactly true, studies have proved that flavonoids and flavonoid glycosides can help keep humans in better health.

1.Benefits and properties, aphrodisiac, erectile dysfunction

According to a rigorous study and test,

1.These results suggest that the extract of B. superba enhanced penile erection in diabetic rats by increasing the ICP. This might be explained by the increased blood flow as a result of the relaxation of the cavernous smooth muscle.

2.The Butea Superba Extract has demonstrated an increase tendency on testis weight and sperm counts in rat.

2. improving libido, erectile capacity and assist infertility of poor spermatozoa in men

According to one {The synergy effect of daidzein and genistein isolated from Butea superba Roxb. on the reproductive system of male mice.},results showed that the sperm number and motility, cholesterol and testosterone level of all isoflavones-treated groups were significantly higher than controls (p < 0.01). Obviously, daidzein plus genistein exhibited a synergistic effect, which is also the first report, and resulted in significantly displayed higher levels of these parameters compared to others. So, the synergistic activity of these isoflavones may be useful in improving libido, erectile capacity and assist infertility of poor spermatozoa in men

Other Applications

Erectile dysfunction (ED).

Lack of interest in sexual activity.


Painful or difficult urination.


Side effects and safety of Butea Superba Extract

>Androgen disruption and toxicity tests of Butea superba Roxb., a traditional herb used for treatment of erectile dysfunction, in male rats.

Cherdshewasart W1, Bhuntaku P, Panriansaen R, Dahlan W, Malaivijitnond S.

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To evaluate the effects of the tuberous powder of Butea superba Roxb. (Leguminosae) on blood testosterone and luteinizing hormone (LH), and toxicity in male rats.


Adult male Wistar rats were orally treated with 0, 10, 100, 150 or 200 mg/kg BW/day of B. superba powder suspension in 0.7 ml distilled water for 90 consecutive days. Blood samples were collected every 30 days and submitted to testosterone and LH analysis. On the 90th day of treatment, blood and the main organs were collected for haematological and histopathological analysis, respectively.


The adverse effects found included an increase in spleen relative weight, and increased serum level of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) in rats treated with 150 mg/kg BW/day B. superba powder. At 200 mg/kg BW/day treatment, rats showed significant decreased and increased blood levels of neutrophil and eosinophil, respectively, and a decrease in serum creatinine levels. Serum hormonal analysis revealed a dose-dependent decrease in testosterone, but not LH, in rats treated with 150 and 200 mg/kg BW/day B. superba powder.


Subchronic treatment of B. superba tuberous powder suspension at high doses in male rats exhibited adverse effects to blood chemistry, haematology, and blood testosterone level. The results of the study should initiate awareness of the possible adverse risk of over-dose consumption of B. superba products for treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in mature males.

> Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Butea superba during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosage of Butea Superba Extract supplement:

Many Butea Superba Extract supplements recommend a dosage of around 100 mg to 250 mg.

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