Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris)

Tribulus terrestris

Tribulus is a male sexual tonic, enhances the motility of spermatozoa and increases sperm count. Clinical studies have shown improvement in libido, sexual activity and intracavernous pressure in rats (2.5–10 mg/kg/day), and a proerectile effect on corpus cavernosum smooth muscle of rabbits (tissue isolated after treatment, 2.5–10 mg/kg/day). Also, there was a marked stimulation of spermatogenesis, increased density of Sertoli cells, increased tenacity and viability of spermatozoa, and accelerated and emphasised sexual activity in rats (70 mg/kg/day). Female rats treated with the saponin fraction produced more offspring. It is therapeutically used in erectile dysfunction, low libido in both sexes, menopause and male infertility.

Many Tribulus products on the market are quite different in phytochemical profile from the Bulgarian extract. Only leaf from Bulgaria was high in protodioscin (the active ingredient of Tribulus).


About Naturopathy by Savvas Ioannides
Savvas Ioannides is a Naturopathic, Herbal and GAPS Diet practitioner who studied at Nature Care College in Sydney. Savvas uses holistic and natural therapies including Herbal remedies and Nutrition to boost your vitality and help you achieve optimum levels of health.

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