Organic Tribulus Terrestris Powder (Body Building)
Organic Tribulus Terrestris Powder
- Popular With Body Builders
Traditionally Used in Ayurveda
- Certified Organic by Organic Food Federation
About Tribulus Terrestris
Tribulus terrestris is a fast-growing annual herb belonging to the Zygophyllaceae family, also known as the caltrop family. The genus name Tribulus, means “spiky tool” in Latin. It is native to Africa, southern Asia, Australia, and southern Europe. This plant is more commonly known as TT, puncture vine, caltrop, yellow vine, devils thorn, and goat head. Currently, tribulus terrestris is widespread in the warm temperate and tropical regions around the globe. In many of these places, it is still considered to be an invasive weed that is pruned when found growing along with the regular food and cash crops. Tribulus terrestris powder is made by grinding the dried roots and fruits of the tribulus terrestris plant.
The tribulus terrestris plant spreads on the ground like a mat. Its stems are rigid and emerge from a central location. The stems, which trail very close to the ground are branched repeatedly. The whole plant can attain lengths over 1m. The only time this plant grows vertically is when they are under a shade, for example, on walls of buildings and under taller plants. The leaves are usually arranged directly opposite each other on the stem. The leaves are soft, green, and pinnately compound. The flowers are yellow with each one of them having five petals. After each flower blooms, they turn into fruits. Every fruit splits into four nutlets, each one containing a single seed. These nutlets, occasionally referred to as burs are quite sharp and look very similar to a bull’s or goat’s head due to the protruding spine. This is where it gets its nickname in some of the regions. These burs may pierce bicycle tires, motorcycle tires, and even car tires, puncturing them in the process. It may also stick into the feet and fur of livestock and injure them. That is why it is considered a nuisance in most areas. Tribulus terrestris can grow among other crops on the farm, however, it mostly thrives in open places where there is no competition. Some of these places include railway lines, roadsides, and overgrazed pieces of land, car parks, playing fields, and open dumpsites. They also do well in places in dry sandy soils and places with high temperatures. This is because some of the seeds may remain dormant so that the largest seed can utilize the little moisture for germination.
Tribulus terrestris has been in use for centuries in both traditional China and India systems. In India, this plant was an essential part of Ayurveda. The fruit of this herb was usually dried and given to those who were experiencing difficulty while urinating or releasing stool. The powder from the dried fruits was also applied to irritating eyes. It was believed that they could bring about clarity in this case. The powder was and is still quite popular among men. This especially applied to the elderly and those who had malfunctions in their sexual life. It was believed that the plant served as a natural remedy by aiding in boosting sex drive, energy, and libido levels. The powder was also quite popular amongst athletes, especially those in sports that had high energy requirements e.g. sprinting. Some people in East Asia still consume the leaves of this plant. They also use its stem to thicken their stews. The plant forms a key part of their cuisines to date.
- Please note it is against MHRA guidelines for us to talk about any potential health benefits for this supplement however a quick google search on the potential benefits and you may be surprised.
How To Use
We recommend taking up to 4 teaspoons daily, can be added to smoothies, foods, water, or made into a hot tea.