Tribulus
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Tribulus / Puncture Vine

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Tribulus / Puncture Vine (Tribulus terrestris)

Puncture vine is a herb that produces fruit covered with spines and is native to warm and dry climates of the Old World, in southern Europe and around the Mediterranean, although is widely naturalized in the Americas and in Australia. Also, it can thrive even in desert climates and poor soil. Its Latin name comes from the Greek word, τρίβολος, which means “water-chestnut” translated into Latin as tribulus. The Latin name tribulus originally meant the caltrop (a spiky weapon), but in Classical times, this wordalready meant this plant as well.

Tribulus is a herb, which is claimed to increase the body’s natural testosterone levels and thereby improve male sexual performance and help build muscle mass, but more research isneeded for this theory. However, puncture vine tea can be used for kidney problems, including kidney stones and painful urination. Moreover, this herb is beneficial  for heart and circulatory system problems, including chest pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and “tired blood” (anemia). At last, puncture vive seems to have positive effect at skin disorders, including eczema, psoriasis and scabies.

Puncture vine is not used in cooking, but as a decoction for its properties.

Tribulus / Puncture Vine (Tribulus terrestris)

Puncture vine is a herb that produces fruit covered with spines and is native to warm and dry climates of the Old World, in southern Europe and around the Mediterranean, although is widely naturalized in the Americas and in Australia. Also, it can thrive even in desert climates and poor soil. Its Latin name comes from the Greek word, τρίβολος, which means “water-chestnut” translated into Latin as tribulus. The Latin name tribulus originally meant the caltrop (a spiky weapon), but in Classical times, this wordalready meant this plant as well.

Tribulus is a herb, which is claimed to increase the body’s natural testosterone levels and thereby improve male sexual performance and help build muscle mass, but more research isneeded for this theory. However, puncture vine tea can be used for kidney problems, including kidney stones and painful urination. Moreover, this herb is beneficial  for heart and circulatory system problems, including chest pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and “tired blood” (anemia). At last, puncture vive seems to have positive effect at skin disorders, including eczema, psoriasis and scabies.

Puncture vine is not used in cooking, but as a decoction for its properties.