Basella Alba

(Last Updated On: March 20, 2014)

Should I Take Basella Alba

Basella Alba is a natural herb commonly found in treatments that help boost fertility..

Often known as Indian Spinach, Malabar Spinach, Red Vine or Creeping Spinach.

Basella Alba is often used alongside Hibiscus Macranthus in supplement form. It is also Basella albaused in cooking to season chicken and similar meats.

Its active compounds are :

  • Gomphrenin I
  • Betacyanidin
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

The Uses Of Basella Alba

The most common use is in fertility treatments, where it is often found in conjunction with Hibiscus Macranthus…. The fruit also has been shown to have antioxidant properties..

Basella Alba And Testosterone Production

There have been a few studies into just how Basella Alba reacts within the body to promote testosterone… these studies have, to date, been limited to laboratory rats with no clinical studies being carried out ( so far) on male test subjects.

The results did show a noticeable increase in testosterone levels with levels effectively doubling in 2 months…

Read more about the test here


Although testing on rats has been somewhat encouraging, and the fact that the active compounds in Basella Alba include Magnesium and Zinc ( 2 proven T-boosting ingredients) we do suggest that until testing and firm evidence on its effects on human test subjects has been carried out, that this supplement be avoided…

The information in this website is for advice and guidance only. It is based on my own intensive research and personal experiences, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice, or to diagnose or treat any health conditions. All rights reserved.