Tincture of Puncture Vine (Tribulus terrestris) 1:3 25%
Tribulus terrestris, organic grain alcohol
Adult dose: 5ml twice per day, unless otherwise prescribed.
Not advisable in pregnancy and lactation, diabetes and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
"Tribulus terrestris has a long history of use for a variety of conditions. It has been suggested that it was used in ancient Greece and India as a physical rejuvenation tonic. In China, it is used as a component of therapy for conditions affecting the liver, kidney, cardiovascular system and immune systems. It has also been used in Eastern European folk medicine for increased muscle strength and sexual potency. Despite its history of use, there is limited human data available in order to evaluate its clinical effectiveness.
"Also known as: 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, ?pine du Diable, Escarbot, Espig?n, 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.
"Tribulus terrestris is a ground-hugging plant with spiny fruit, which grows in tropical and sub-tropical climates. Its fruit has been used in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Tribulus terrestris is also called "puncture vine" for its sharp seeds. These seeds have been known to puncture bicycle tires. The plant has a history of being toxic to grazing animals such as sheep and goats. It can also cause a mechanical injury when animals step on its thorn-like seeds.
"Orally, tribulus is used for enhancing athletic performance, male impotence, spermatorrhea, gonorrhea, kidney stones, and painful urination. It is also used for angina pectoris, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, treating anemia, Bright's disease, cancer, stomatitis, hepatitis, inflammation, nasal tumors, atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, rheumatism, leprosy, and scabies. Other uses include improving digestion, treating flatulence, colic, coughs, sore throat, headache, vertigo, and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is also used as a laxative, for stimulating appetite and milk flow, childbirth, as an abortifacient, aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic, tonic, mood enhancer, and vermifuge."
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