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Tribulus terrestris - Benefits and Side Effects of the Plant Based Medicine

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 28 Apr 2018 - Written by Dr. Srilatha Gorthi - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

Tribulus Terrestris benefits includes increase in reproductive capabilities and sexual life, treats premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction, ovulation and menstrual cycle issues. Tribulus Terrestris capsules side effects are increase prostate problems, harmful for diabetics, and hinders normal sleep cycle.

What is Tribulus Terrestris?

Known also as Puncture Vine, Tribulus Terrestris is a plant covered with fruit, flower and spines mostly found in Mediterranean region around the world. It is also known as Gokshura, Puncture Vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine, and Goathead. The specialty of this plant is that it grows in tropical area and all the parts of this plant is medicinal including the flower, fruit, spines, leaves as well as the roots. Over, the years, various research studies have been successfully conducted on Tribulus Terrestris and its ability to boost sexual health. Apart from fertility boosting effect, Tribulus Terrestris is known to tackle cardiovascular health and circulatory system in the body.

How does Tribulus Terrestris work?

Although Tribulus Terrestris is an herbal product, the ingredients packed within the product releases certain chemicals in the body, which elevates hormones such as testosterone. Testosterone is responsible for stamina and energy of all sorts for which Tribulus Terrestris is recommended highly by herbal practitioners.

Uses & Benefits of Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus Terrestris benefits include increasing stamina, libido and sexual functionalities in both men and women. For men and women low with libido and infertility issues, Tribulus Terrestris is very helpful in boosting sexual life and reproductive capacities. In men, Tribulus Terrestris helps in treating sexual disorders such as premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction etc. For women, Tribulus Terrestris is useful in treating ovulation issues and issues related to menstrual period.

Tribulus Terrestris

Regular use of Tribulus Terrestris can cure insomnia, hypertension, anxiety, depression etc. in both men and women. In women, especially in their menopausal age, Tribulus Terrestris helps in soothing situations such as hot flashes, emotional stress and physical discomfort etc.

Apart from these, Tribulus Terrestris uses include helping in cholesterol control, immune system development and good circulatory as well as respiratory functions.In men, Tribulus Terrestris helps in secretion of Luteinizing Hormones and stimulates testosterone production which helps in increasing sperm production and libido boosting

Dosage & Directions to use of Tribulus Terrestris

Although Tribulus Terrestris has potentially lesser side-effects than any other fertility boosting drug, it is always better to take medical advice before consuming this supplement. Tribulus Terrestris comes in powder form made out of its fruits and roots. One should take 1-2 teaspoons of Tribulus Terrestris in milk or juice for best results. Read the instructions carefully before consuming the product.  Don’t take the dosage of more than 5-10 ml daily and consult a doctor on the occurrence of any of the side effects listed in the section below.

Side-effects of Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus Terrestris supplement is mostly safe and used to boost testosterone level, circulatory system and reproductive health. Still, this supplement is not completely free from any potential side effects. Some of them are-

1- Tribulus Terrestris can escalate prostate problems and prostate cancer in men. Conditions such as Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH) are observed among some men consuming Tribulus Terrestris for a long time. It also increases prostate weight leading to various infections.

2- Tribulus Terrestris depletes blood sugar level in both men and women. If you are already diabetic, you should avoid consuming Tribulus Terrestris.Tribulus Terrestris depletes blood sugar

3- For people with recent surgery, Tribulus Terrestris can be lethal. One should stop consuming Tribulus at least 2 weeks prior to surgery and to a specific time period underlined by your surgeon after the surgery.

4- Tribulus Terrestris helps alleviating energy level and disturbs sleep cycle in many people.

5- People with high blood pressure have the risk of cardiovascular attack if using Tribulus Terrestris for a longer period.

Tribulus Terrestris during Pregnancy

Tribulus Terrestris is potentially safe before you are pregnant in terms of regulating your ovulation cycle and sexual libido. However, prolonged intake of Tribulus Terrestris even after you are pregnant can include mild to lethal side effects. Certain lab tests have found that, regular intake of Tribulus Terrestris even during pregnancy leads to fetal damage and is life threatening to the baby if the mother is breastfeeding. Also Tribulus Terrestris depletes melatonin levels which lead to disturbed sleep cycles in pregnant women.

Other than Tribulus Terrestris, get to know other useful tips to Boost Fertility in Men. You can also give ayurvedic medicines and procedure a try to Increase Fertility.

Hope this article has been able to resolve your queries on Tribulus Terrestris. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment.

Dr. Srilatha Gorthi

Written by

Laparoscopic Surgeon, Gynecologic Surgeon
Hyderabad

Dr. Srilatha Gorthi is an infertility specialist and laparoscopy surgeon located in Hyderabad. Her area of expertise lies in the field of Gynae diseases and conditions, and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). She provides a number of services that comprise of In vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), ICSI, TESA, MESA, Gynae Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, treatment of Ovarian Cysts, Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroids, Polyps and so on. Dr. Srilatha Gorthi practices at The Birthplace Hospital, Revive Multi Specialty Clinics and Fertility Centre, and The Birthplace Clinic and has a rich experience of more than 18 years. Dr. Gorthi has won 9 Gold Medals in MBBS.She is a reputed member of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), European society of Gynaecological Endoscopy and British Medical Association, UK, and British Fertility Society. You can get her information at www.elawoman.com

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Rita Sharma

I took this supplement during my pregnancy. It gave me the desired results well on time. Indeed, a good informative article!

Oct. 12, 2018, 6:01 a.m. 5.0

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Sarita Verma

I had my knee surgery around one month ago. Can I take Tribulus Terrestris now?

June 30, 2018, 11:17 p.m. 4.5

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Kuldeep Yogi

Thanks for sharing in detail about this dietary supplement. I never knew Tribulus Terrestris is harmful to diabetic people.

June 4, 2018, 2:14 a.m. 4.5

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Andrea White

I have read about this plant Tribulus Terrestris and its uses, hoping to give it a try soon.

June 2, 2018, 2:33 p.m. 5.0

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Rajenibalkar Omprakash Bhupalsinha Alias Pawan Raje

April 19, 2018, 6:05 a.m. 4.5

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Nirmala Rao

Very beneficial medicine, one should use them on regular basis. I consumed them for my infertility issues and to improve proper blood circulation. It really works.

March 15, 2018, 10:54 p.m. 5.0

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