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Alternative Names

Abrojo, Abrojos, Al-Gutub, Baijili, Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris, Caltrop, Cat's-Head, Ci Ji Li, Common Dubbletjie, Croix-de-Malte, Devil's-Thorn, Devil's-Weed, Épine du Diable, Escarbot, Espigón, German Tribulus Terrestris, Goathead, Gokhru, Gokshur, Gokshura, Nature's Viagra, Puncture Vine, Puncture Weed, Qutiba, Small Caltrops, Tribule, Tribule Terrestre, Tribulis Terrestris, Trubulus, Tribulus Terrestris

Scientific Name

Tribulus Terrestris

Why Do People Use Tribulus?

Oral preparations of Tribulus terrestris (Tribulus), like tribulus powder, are used for improving athletic performance, spermatorrhea, male impotence, kidney stones, gonorrhea and to treat painful urination. It is also used orally for angina pectoris, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, Bright's disease, treating anemia, omatitis, to treat cancer, hepatitis, nasal tumors, inflammation, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), leprosy, rheumatism and for scabies. Oral preparations of tribulus powder are also used for improving digestion, treating flatulence, for colic, coughs, sore throat, headache, for vertigo and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is also used for stimulating appetite and milk flow, as a laxative, as an abortifacient, childbirth, astringent, aphrodisiac, as general tonic, diuretic, vermifuge and mood enhancer.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Oral and appropriate (short-term period) consumption of tribulus seems to be safe for individuals. Clinical trials confirm that tribulus has been safely used in studies for up to eight weeks. However, about the safety of long term consumption of tribulus is still obscure. Possibly Unsafe - Oral utilization of triblus is thought to be unsafe. There has been one report of a bilateral pneumothorax following the use of this fruit. Possibly Unsafe Pregnancy - Oral consumption of tribulus for pregnant females can result in various adverse effects. Animal research confirms that tribulus may adversely affect fetal development, therefore doctors don’t advice its use. Avoid During Breastfeeding - Due to the lack of available data, breastfeeding females should avoid its use.

How Effective Is Tribulus?

Tribulus may show ineffective results in following condition: Athletic Performance - Oral usage of tribulus, alone or with mixture with different kind of supplements and herbs for example androstenedione, doesn't appear to increase the exercise performance or body composition in athletes. In following conditions, there is limited and unreliable information to rate the effectiveness of tribulus: Angina Pectoris - Initial date proposes that extract of tribulus taken orally may lessen the symptoms of angina. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Reports suggest that tribulus can be consumed orally along with the mixture of nine other herbs (Zemaphyte) and may lessen the skin lesions and redness in children and adults with nonexudative atopic eczema. But other research shows no effect.

How Tribulus Works?

The most effective parts of Tribulus terrestris are the fruit, leaves and root. Tribulus further contains saponins, for example, protodioscin, diosgenin, alkaloids and flavonoids. According to initial data, tribulus promotes the levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). It might also have aphrodisiac effects. These impacts are ascribed to the protodioscin constituent in tribulus. But according to clinical studies tribulus, in combination with DHEA, androstenedione, indole-3-carbinol, chrysin and saw palmetto enhances only androstenedione levels. Estradiol, LH, total testosterone, free testosterone and different sex hormones are not affected. There are some clinical reports which suggest that tribulus doesn't affect body weight, mood, muscle mass, body fat or muscle strength in athletes. Initial reports also suggest that tribulus may have anti-anginal effects. It appears to improve coronary circulation and dilate coronary arteries. It may also reduce the blood pressure by inhibiting angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). Fruit and leaves extracts appears to have a diuretic effects, which may explain the use of tribulus for kidney stones and different urinary problems. Different initial reports suggest that tribulus may act as a cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor. In animal models of diabetes, tribulus lessens blood glucose. Constituents of tribulus also appear to have anthelmintic effects.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Tribulus?

Supplements made of tribulus have not been related with adverse effects. There is one case report of bilateral pneumothorax after the consumption of a tribulus fruit.

How Tribulus Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Tribulus Interacts With Drugs?

Antidiabetes Drugs - Interaction rating between tribulus and drugs containing anti-diabetic properties is moderate, so be careful about taking this combination. Tribulus may increase the blood glucose-lowering impacts of hypoglycemic drugs. Blood glucose level of such patients should be monitored closely. Some anti-diabetes drugs include glyburide (Glynase PresTabs, Diabeta, Micronase), glimepiride (Amaryl), metformin (Glucophage), insulin, rosiglitazone (Avandia), pioglitazone (Actos) and some other drugs as well. Lithium - Interaction rating between tribulus and lithium is moderate, so be careful while taking this mixture. Tribulus is thought to have diuretic properties. Therefore, because of these potential diuretic effects, tribulus may result in increase of lithium level and reduce excretion. Lithium dosage may need to be decreased.

How Tribulus Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Tribulus Interacts With Lab Tests?

Blood Glucose - Tribulus may lower blood glucose and related test results.

How Tribulus Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) - Tribulus may worsen prostate conditions such as benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). Initial studies confirm that tribulus powder can enhance the prostate weight. Prostate Cancer/Conditions - Clinical trials suggest that consumption of tribulus may aggravate prostate conditions, for example, prostate cancer or benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). Surgery - Tribulus might affect blood glucose levels. Theoretically, tribulus might interfere with blood glucose control after and during surgical procedures. Therefore, patient are advice to stop using tribulus minimum two weeks before their suggested surgical procedures.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Tribulus?

ORAL In order to enhance the athletic performance, tribulus should be consumed in a dose of 250 mg daily.


Tribulus was also named puncture vine due to its spine-covered fruit that can flatten bicycle tires.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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