Malabar Spinach

Last Updated: November 18 2022

Basella Alba is a herb used commonly alongside Hibiscus macranthus for the purpose of fertility. The combination has been found to increase testosterone in rats, and Basella appears to be more active in this regard.

Malabar Spinach is most often used for

What else is Malabar Spinach known as?
Note that Malabar Spinach is also known as:
  • Indian Spinach
  • Malabar Spinach
  • Red Vine Spinach
  • Creeping Spinach
  • Basella Alba
Malabar Spinach should not be confused with:
Dosage information

Currently, not enough information is available to estimate human doses of Basella Alba.

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9.^Nantia EA, Manfo PF, Beboy NE, Travert C, Carreau S, Monsees TK, Moundipa PFEffect of methanol extract of Basella alba L. (Basellaceae) on the fecundity and testosterone level in male rats exposed to flutamide in uteroAndrologia.(2012 Feb)