Botanical Name – Tribulus terrestris
Chinese Name – BAI JI LI
English Name – Puncture Vine Fruit
Tribulus terrestris is an annual plant in the caltrop family (Zygophyllaceae) widely distributed around the world, that is adapted to grow in dry climate locations in which few other plants can survive.
It is an invasive species in North America. Like many weedy species, this plant has many common names, including goat’s-head, bullhead, caltrop, small caltrops, cat’s-head, devil’s eyelashes, devil’s-thorn, devil’s-weed, puncture vine, puncturevine, and tackweed.
It is native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World in southern Europe, southern Asia, throughout Africa, and Australia. It can thrive even in desert climates and poor soil.
The fruits are used in herbal medicine. They are collected when they are mature and dried for later use.
Tribulus terrestris was used as a weapon by South African tribes. The thorny seeds were collected, dipped in poison and then placed on the ground waiting for rival tribes to step on.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Fertility – Tribulus seems to work by increasing the levels of luteinizing hormone. This hormone sends a signal through the body to start producing testosterone which is why it has become popular herbal remedy to increase libido and as an herb to improve fertility naturally. The popularity of tribulus as an herbal remedy for erectile dysfunction might be because of its ability to relax smooth muscles and by this allowing greater blood flow to the genitals.
Hypoclycemic – tribulus is used as a natural treatment for lowering blood pressure and for treating high cholesterol.
Nervine – It has also been used traditionally for nervous disorders, constipation and to stimulate the central nervous system and for the treatment of some types of headaches.
Weight Issues – Due to its said ability to increase testosterone levels naturally, it has become popular herb for body building and as a remedy to gain weight for men.
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