|Botanical Name||Tribulus Terrestris|
|Family||Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop family)|
|Sanskrit Name||Gokshuru,Gokantaka,Bahukantaka,Shadanga, Vanasringataka,Trikantaka|
|Malayalam||Njerinjil, Nerinjil,Njerinjil, Mulluringi|
|English Name||Puncture Vine,Bullhead, Caltrop, Cat´s-Head, Devil´s-Thorn, Devil´s-Weed,Goats Head, Land caltrops, Puncture Vine, Tribulus|
People use tribulus for conditions such as chest pain, eczema, enlarged prostate, sexual disorders, infertility and many others but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work?
Tribulus has chemicals that might increase levels of some hormones. However, it doesn’t appear to increase male hormones (testosterone) in humans.
Dosage and Administration
As a powder or capsule:
The usual dosage of tribulus terrestris is between 85 to 250 mg three times daily, with meals or as recommended by the manufacturer.