Tribulus terrestris

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Tribulus terrestris

Chinese medicine
An annual herb, the fruit of which is alterative, nutritive and tonic; it strengthens muscles and tendons, facilitates labour, purifies blood, and has been used for anaemia, sexual dysfunction, malnutrition, increased urinary frequency, low breast milk production, poor vision and tinnitus.
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(1-3) In modern times, the health benefits of T. terrestris have been attributed to the constituent saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, lignins, amides, and glycosides that have been isolated and found as bioactive compounds in the plant.
The initial testosterone levels in both groups did not vary before and after the treatment, although there was a significant increase in the levels of free and bioavailable testosterone in the T. terrestris group with no increase in the placebo group.
T. terrestris is exclusively herbivorous, and is listed as vulnerable to extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (FURTADO et al., 2010; NAVEDA et al., 2011).
Rutin (8), Isoquercitrin (9), kaempferol (10), quercetin (11), and isorhamnetin (12) are typical flavonoids [23, 24] while protodioscin (1) and Pseudoprotodioscin (3) are typical saponins of T. terrestris [28, 29].
T. terrestris is a rich source of furostanol and spirostanol saponins [31,32] and flavonoids [24].
En el caso de T. terrestris, los datos de caceria por comunidad varian bastante de un ano a otro, desde 0 hasta mas de 10 animales registrados, lo que representa una tercera parte de todos los individuos de la especie cazados en Isoso en un ano.
In our search for anthelmintics from plant sources (Asha et al., 2001, Prashanth et al., 2001, Asha et al., 2002) we found hydroalcoholic extract of T. terrestris to be active against the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
Then, fresh fruits of T. terrestris L were dried in shade at room temperature (25 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C) and its extract was obtained through the percolati on method.
Das areas estudadas somente o remanescente florestal de Linhares (Reserva Biologica de Sooretama e Reserva Natural da Vale do Rio Doce) foi considerado efetivo na manutencao da populacao de T. terrestris por 100 anos.
Studies show that T. terrestris contains steroids, saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, tannins, resins, potassium, nitrate, aspartic acid and glutamic acid (Yan et al., 1996).
The effect of toxic dose of cisplatin (5.5 mg/kg) and different doses of T. terrestris on A) body weights (left bar of the pairs is initial weights and the right bar is end weights), B) testis weight, C) diameter of seminiferous tubules, D) Apoptotic index.