Tribulus terrestris is a procumbent annual or perennial herb and belongs to Zygpphyllaceae family. This species is native to the Mediterranen region, globally distributed in the tropics. Within India, it is found throughout in sandy soil.
|BOTANICAL NAME||:||Tribulus terrestris|
|PART USED||:||Fruit/Whole plant|
Steroidal Saponins (Terestrosins A, B, C, D and E, Desgalactotigonin, F-gitonin, Desglucolanatigonin and Gitonin). Sapogenins (Diosgenin, Chlorogenin, Hecogenin and Neotigogenin) Steroids (Terestroside F, Tribulosin, Trillin, Gracillin, Dioscin) Flavonoid (Tribuloside, Quercetin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin) Phytosterols (β-sitosterol, Stigmasterol) and Cinnamic amide derivative (Terestiamide)
It is used in building immune system, in painful micturition, calculus affections and impotency. Improves and prolongs the duration of erection. It exerts a stimulating effect on reproductary organs.
The fruit has cooling, anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic, diuretic,
tonic, aphrodisiac properties.