The Dayak people are the native people of Borneo, living deep in the heart of the rainforest -- the lungs of the world. They are a community rich in tradition and culture, so they are never short of adventures. The Dayak find all their daily necessities in the rainforest, including various herbs that are used as natural medication.
Pasak Bumi is one of the most prominent herbs used among the Dayak tribe. Commonly known as an aphrodisiac, it has also been used to treat various diseases, such as diarrhea, ulcers, tuberculosis, jaundice, dysentery, and malaria. Its extract is also being studied for its uses in reducing breast and blood cancer cells, and even as a cure for HIV.
Knowledge about Pasak Bumi has been passed down from generation to generation amongst Dayak tribesmen. Today, we are privileged enough to be able to gain access to it easily, and to experience its wonderful benefits effortlessly.
The vast rainforest of Borneo, where the prized Pasak Bumi is being grown.
Behind the Scenes: Natural practitioner Tjok Gde Kerthyasa in a Borneo rainforest, in search for the renowned Pasak Bumi.
One of the boys from the Dayak Iban tribe in Borneo, where knowledge of natural medications has been passed down from one generation to the next.
In frame: Tjok Gde Kerthyasa and Davy Linggar.
They taught us how important it is to be sustainable for future generations.
In Search of Pasak Bumi
Take a look at our journey in the quest to harvest Pasak Bumi in the depths of Borneo.