Tribulus (Puncture Vine)

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  • Tribulus terrestris
  • Origin: India
Tribulus (Puncture Vine)


Common Name

Standardized: tribulus
Other: puncturevine caltrop, small caltrops, gokshura

Botanical Name

Tribulus terrestris L.
Plant Family: Zygophyllaceae


Tribulus terrestris, also known as the puncture vine, grows naturally in many places throughout the world, including North and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. In many places, it is considered a pest weed that grows in vacant lots and on roadsides, but the indigenous populations have often had a different use for the noxious weed. Tribulus fruits consist of several single-seeded nutlets, each of which bears two or three spikes sharp enough to puncture bicycle tires.

Parts Used

Whole dried fruit.

Typical Preparations

Tea or extract.


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