A member of the ginger family, KRACHAI DAM (also known as black galangal or ‘Thai Viagra’) is found mainly in the north and north-east of Thailand, where it has been used for centuries to enhance sexual potency (i.e. to increase libido, and promote and maintain erectile function). Krachai dam is traditionally popular with muay thai fighters because it is believed to increase strength and power, boost energy and vitality, improve endurance and stamina, and reduce fatigue. Its ability to reduce fatigue has informed another common use: long distance driving (especially at night).
Further, in the traditional medicine system of Thailand, krachai dam has been used to aid in the prevention of strokes, to treat irregular heartbeat and heart palpitations, to reduce cholesterol and manage high blood pressure, to normalize blood sugar, and to improve blood circulation (including to ‘cold’ hands and feet). Krachai dam has also been employed against digestive disorders and gastric ulcers, and hemorrhoids. It is also known to be a rapid and potent remedy for the common cold. Traditionally, krachai dam is believed to have anti-depressive, anti-inflammatory, anti-malarial, anti-mutagenic, anti-allergic, anti-plasmodial, anti-fungal, and mild anti-mycobacterial properties. When taken by women, krachai dam can help to balance hormones, regulate menstruation, enrich the blood, and freshen the skin.
Packaged in a 30ml amber bottle with glass dropper.
DOSAGE is 5-10 drops under the tongue, or in any suitable liquid, twice daily, although this may vary according to the individual and his / her condition.
SPAGYRIC TINCTURES offer a more energetically complete herb or plant extraction. These concentrated extractions contain the three essentials – that is, the body, soul and spirit – of the herb or plant, purified and recombined in an exalted medicinal form. The spagyric technique is part of the ancient initiatic tradition of alchemy – the Art that lies at the heart of the inner traditions of the West.
Ordinary herbal tinctures only partially utilise the curative powers of the plants from which they are prepared. Spagyric tinctures are made according to unique processes which ‘open’ the plant or herb and liberate stronger curative powers. The spagyric technique of confecting herbal remedies embodies another – more synergistic – way of considering Nature and its powers.
“Krachai dam is a tincture that really helps me to perform at 110 per cent during training. I love how this tincture has made me feel stronger and tougher.”
— Adrien Rubis (Northern Thailand Champion and Loy Kroh Stadium Champion, fights out of Poptheeratham Muay Thai, Bangkok, Thailand)
“Anyone interested in alchemical spagyric herbalism MUST check out what Paul Hardacre and Marissa Newell are creating! I take the Mare Maia coriander / cilantro and turmeric daily! I will never forget tasting these for the first time! Transported me back to India and the power of true alchemical healing!”
— Craig Williams (Ayurvedic Acharya, Clinical Herbalist and Acupuncturist, and author of Cave of the Numinous)
“Turmeric, maca root and tongkat ali are my go-to tinctures, they work good for me and all the people I have recommended them to have been happy. I’m probably going to introduce myself to some new tinctures and explore the benefits of these natural medicines.”
— Glenn ‘Teddy Bear’ Sparv (#1 mixed martial arts welterweight in Finland, ranked top 100 in the world)