Tribulus terrestris leaves - 50g

(Herba Tribuli terrestris)

Tribulus terrestris (Tribulus terrestris) supports the treatment of various reproductive disorders. In men, testosterone levels increase by 30%, increase of libido and potency, suitable in male infertility and prostate hypertrophy. In women, increased levels of the hormone estradiol, increase libido...


  1. Description of herb

  2. Healing effects

  3. Preparation and dosing

  4. Side effects

Binomial name

Tribulus terrestris

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Commonly called (often known as)

Tribulus terrestris

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Store in a dry place at a temperature up to 25°C

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Description of herb

Tribulus terrestris (Tribulus terrestris), an annual 10-50 cm tall recumbent herb, grows along rivers and streams, on sands and pastures. Its typical environment is dry places and sands. It is widespread especially in Central Asia, India, China, Sri Lanka and the European part of Russia. We can also find it in other countries where it is grown for pharmaceutical purposes.

In particular, the stem, sometimes the flower, the seed and the root are collected. Clinical studies have found that the active ingredient contained in the leaves, also called herbal viagra, significantly increases sexual desire and also cause an increase in muscle mass at the expense of fat. In men, they increase testosterone levels by up to 30%, and in women, they significantly increase estrogen levels.

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Healing effects

It has a diuretic effect and is therefore used for kidney and urinary tract diseases. It helps dissolve urinary stones, increases the secretion of gastric juices and intestinal peristalsis, probably dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure in the treatment of ischemic heart disease and hypertension.

In atherosclerosis, which is usually accompanied by coronary artery damage, the amount of cholesterol is reduced to 25-30%. The content of lipids, ß-lipoproteins is also significantly reduced and blood clotting is adjusted. In diabetes, together with blood sugar lowering drugs, it has a demonstrable effect on lipid and sugar metabolism. It also has tonic and general improving effects, especially after severe illnesses. Clinical studies have shown a dramatic increase in strength, endurance and muscle regeneration capacity. It also lowers sodium levels, prevents fluid retention and has some analgesic effects.

A significant effect in the treatment of various sexual and reproductive disorders has been confirmed. Recently, it is popular mainly as an aphrodisiac (also called "plant viagra"), as it increases the level of the male sex hormone testosterone by up to 30% in men and similarly increases the level of estrogen in women, which should result in a significant increase in sexual expression in both sexes. libido. Other consequences of this effect in men could be an overall reduction in the feeling of inner restlessness and an increase in muscle mass. It is one of the most effective potency enhancers, suitable for male infertility and prostate hypertrophy. In women, there was a significant increase in the level of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) estradiol, an increase in libido, and a reduction in negative menopausal symptoms and a reduction in body fat.

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Active substances

The stem (Herba tribuli) contains:

  • sapogenins - chlorgenin, gitigenin, diosgenin, ruscogenin, trogoghenin and others
  • alkaloids - harman and harmin
  • bioflavonoids
  • glycosides
  • flavonoids
  • tannins
  • resin

The roots contain mainly the saponin diosgenin. The stem and leaves have in the dry matter:

  • 12.1% protein
  • 2.6% fat
  • 40.8% carbohydrates
  • 27.8% fiber
  • 16.7% of minerals
  • 2.8% steroid saponins
  • alkaloids
  • tannins
  • flavonoids
  • resin
  • 153-160 mg% vitamin C

The flowers contain:

  • sterin
  • stigmasterin
  • campestrin
  • beta-sitosterin
  • steroids diosgenin
  • tigogenin
  • yamogenin
  • neotigogenin
  • flavonoids
  • campherol
  • routine
  • quercetin
  • alkaloids

Fruits and seeds contain:

  • alkaloids
  • resin
  • 3.5-5% of oil composed of 57% linoleic and linolenic acid, 27% oleic, behenic, stearic, palmitic and other
  • tannins
  • carbohydrates
  • sterols
  • diosgenin derivative deoxidiosgenin
  • gracillin
  • dioscin
  • terrestrosins A - E

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Antisclerotic, anabolic, aphrodisiac

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Recommended at

  • atherosclerosis
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • kidney stones
  • hormonal disorders
  • strengthening immunity
  • in women, it significantly increases the level of estrogen - the female sex hormone
  • increases female fertility - supports egg maturation
  • in men improves potency, increases testosterone levels by up to 30%
  • improves male fertility - sperm maturation
  • natural anabolic
  • improves blood circulation, dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure by up to 30%
  • suppresses tachycardia and prolongs diastole
  • excellent for the supportive treatment of cardiac ischemia and angina pectoris
  • acts as a very effective antisclerotic
  • acts as a diuretic, for diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract
  • for the supportive treatment of urinary incontinence and painful urination
  • dissolves urinary stones
  • supports the production of gastric juices
  • increases bile production
  • normalizes blood clotting
  • acts as an excellent treatment for non-insulin dependent type II diabetes
  • treats senile hyperplasia of the prostate and prostatism of younger men
  • has tonic and generally regenerative effects, especially after severe diseases
  • excellent for supportive treatment of tinnitus and some visual disorders
  • excellent for supportive treatment of some types of dizziness
  • Tea is an excellent gargle for inflammation in the oral cavity

Excellent for complementary treatment of diseases:

  • liver
  • lumbago
  • gout

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Preparation and dosing


Preparation: 1 teaspoon of the drug is boiled for 30 minutes in 500 ml of water.

Dosing: Drink in 3 doses about 30 minutes before meals.



Preparation: Pour 1 teaspoon of dried stem into boiling water, leave it to infuse for 4-6 hours.

Dosing: Drink like tea best before meals.

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Side effects

Should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women and children.

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