Tribulus Terrestris powder also is known as puncture vine, is most commonly used for male sexual health and sexual function and for its ability to support mass muscle gain as part of pre- and post-workout supplementation. Studies also show promising results, looking at Tribulus Terrestris’s powder ability to reduce blood sugar and promote heart health, as well as for its immunity activity. For females with PCOS or symptoms of menopause, the Tribulus Terrestris plant is also able to offer relief.
Other names for Tribulus Terrestris include Gokshur in Sanskrit, Gokharu in Hindi, and Bethagokharu or Nanagokharu in Gujarathi.
Puncture Vine Plant
The Tribulus Terrestris plant itself is a small, leafy annual herb called puncture vine, caltrop, or goat’s head and is found throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. It grows flat along the ground from a simple, woody taproot and produces fruit covered with sharp, rigid spines. It is thought to be called “puncture vine” because the spines are sharp enough to pierce bicycle types and penetrate shoe soles.
What does Tribulus do to the body?
Although more research is required to prove Tribulus Terrestris powder ability to improve body composition, many people who are active and exercise frequently take Tribulus Terrestris extract to increase muscle density and decrease fat.
Although Tribulus Terrestris powder can be taken continuously, it is often taken in cycles, especially if it is being used for its ability to improve body composition. Here, active individuals will take Tribulus terrestris powder during their active workout phase to build muscle mass. Then, during the rest phase, they will avoid taking Tribulus Terrestris. The cyclical nature of consumption is thought to have the best results.
Treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Tribulus Terrestris is a traditional Chinese herb used to relieve wind, improve vision, and soothe the liver. Tribulus Terrestris fruit was also used to treat morbid leukorrhea, sexual dysfunction, mastitis, headaches, and vitiligo. In addition, Tribulus Terrestris powder is also good for skin health, male health, reproductive function, cardiovascular health, and kidney function.
Tribulus Terrestris powder has been found to boost libido without impacting testosterone levels. One study found that men with low libido, when given between 750 and 1,500mg of Tribulus Terrestris powder (daily for two months), experienced an increase in sexual desire of 79%. The results in women were similar, showing an increase of 67% in libido after consuming between 500 and 1,500mg of Tribulus Terrestris powder for three months.
Parts of the Plant
All parts of the Tribulus Terrestris can be used safely. However, most preparations use the roots or seeds of the plant. These can be dried and made into a powder, then taken in capsule form, or dried and used as a tea. With us, you get the plant and the fruit combined.
The Tribulus Terrestris plant has many different health-giving benefits that come from the high levels of active saponins contained in the plant. It has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurvedic Medicine. It continues to grow in popularity as a natural medicine for a number of different conditions and ailments.
Ingredients: Wild harvested Tribulus Terrestris
Parts Used: Fruit, Leaf
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take 1/2 tsp of dried powder in an 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie once a day.
Capsules: Take 1 capsule 2 times a day with water or favorite beverage.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE!
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Powdered (2oz), Capsule (s) 60 Vegicaps
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