So what is Gambir Sarawak? Gambir found in Sarawak is actually a tree/shrub, that used to be popular for chewing with betelnut. Traditionally about 1/4 of a whole betel nut would be wrap inside a leaf with a pinch of lime and a little gambir flavoring, the whole quid would be chewed, swallowing the secreted juices. Beside that, its also known to be used as an important leather tanning material. There is even a street named after it, Gambir Street, as gambir and other spices were actively traded back in the early 1900's.
Over the year, the usage of gambir tree bark have been diversified. The kampung (village) folks uses them to cure gum and tooth ache by placing it in the affected area. Its also believed to be able to cure sinus pain and relief insect bites. To date there have been no scientific studies carried on them but it is believed that it contains a local anesthetic property.
Nowadays, due to human ingenuity, Gambir Sarawak is mostly sought after as a sex aid. Aphrodisiac or "tambah power" as some claimed. Its normally used by men to prolong (local version of spanish fly) and help penis erections. Gambir bark measuring 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch are normally sold in individual packet. Usage of gambir is simple and small amount are recommended for first time user as the sensation could be overwhelming.
Photo picture of Gambir Sarawak
1. Tear a small piece, about ¼ and place in palm
2. Drip a few drops of water on the gambir
3. Twirl to mix water and gambir for a minute
4. Apply to penis and wait for 1-3 minutes
5. Remember to rinse the excess off as it will heat up like menthol
6. And ride into the night
** Warning, kindly consult your doctor before performing vigorous long endurance exercise. Ejectculation might be severely delayed, not for use in quickies. :-)
Although it's mainly used by men, there have been reports that women that uses them, loves the burning sensation on their clitoris / labia and have achieved multiple orgasms due to the tingling sensation and the prolong performance by their lover. Note: the affect might differ with each individual. There has not been any report of side affect or allergy due to gambir as it is made from natural organic material. If unsure, do try on a small skin surface before hand.
Where to buy? Its commonly available at five-foot way along shop houses sold by unlicensed peddlers at their makeshift stalls. Since they are on the move all the time, people should be weary of what or from whom they buy it from, as it could be fake. For those interested in genuine gambir or any questions, kindly email me for assistance. Confidentiality will be assured.
RM10.00 per unit, postage add RM7.00
(express post within Malaysia)
* For foreign order please email your quantity required and postal code for shipping cost estimate. I accept Pay Pal.
Another hidden wonder of Sarawak, brought to you by mahagurusia. :-)