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n See caltrops.


a genus of the Zygophyllaceae family of plants.

Tribulus micrococcus
Australian species contains an unidentified toxin, which causes incoordination, recumbency, paralysis in sheep; called also yellow vine.
Tribulus terrestris
1. this weed contains the toxic steroidal saponin which causes hepatic injury when eaten. The clinical syndrome consists of photosensitization, jaundice and hepatic encephalopathy. The disease is known also as 'geeldikkop' [Afrikaans] and yellow bighead. Called also caltrop, puncture vine, devil's thorn.
2. causes Coonabarabran disease of sheep in Australia; an ataxia syndrome thought to be caused by β-carboline alkaloids.
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Effects of Tribulus terrestris (Puncture vine) supplementation on performance and digestive system of broiler chicks.
The current study deals with investigation of the bio-sorption potential of Tribulus tresstris as bio-sorbent because it is wide spread plant and cheap.
Feulner and his colleagues Binish Roobas provide an update on their spider magnum opus from the previous issue of Tribulus, showing, once again, that there's always something new to discover, even in areas where much work has already been undertaken.
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Efficacy of the tribulus food supplement used by athletes.
Effects of Tribulus Terrestris on Testicular Development of Immature Albino Rats.
Tribulus terrestris for treatment of sexual dysfunction in women: randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study.
Effect of gross saponin of Tribulus terrestris on ruminal fermentation and methane production in vitro.
But in three trials, mostly in young men, Tribulus terrestris failed to increase testosterone levels.
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Solanum xanthocarpum, Echinos echninatus, Alhagi mourarum, Verbena officinalis and Tribulus terrestris .
Cynodon dactylon, Cenchrus setigerus, Trianthema partulacastrum, Anagalis arvensis, Trianthema pentandra, Fumaria indica, Centaurea iberica, Carthamus oxyacantha, Asphodelus tenuifolius, Datura fastuosa, Vicia sativa, Spergula arvensis, Cirsium arvensis, Medicago polymorpha, Trigonella monantha, Tribulus terrestris, Phalaris minor, Avena fatua.