In controlled conditions, the resin sealing the jar was removed, and found the tongkat ali pickled in a solution of some sort. We are as yet unable to determine what the solution contains.
Then some silly bugger left the tongkat ali on a plate by itself in the middle of the room and some ants got to it, and the ants died. Oh, a rat, too. The herb seems to contain some potent poison that is lethal when consumed. We cannot find traces of the poison within the liquid solution keeping it preserved, which is a mystery, since any poison within the herb should long have seeped out into the rest of the solution by now.
After removing another sample of the tongkat ali and the water, the jar has been resealed to prevent any mishaps.