Search Results Tribulus terrestris has a long history of use for a variety of conditions. It has been suggested that it was used in ancient Greece and India as a physical rejuvenation tonic. In China, it is used as a component of therapy for conditions affecting the liver, kidney, cardiovascular system and immune systems.
Although Tribulus Terrestris (Puncture Vine) is considered a noxious weed in the United States and Australia, it is widely used to enhance sexual desire in both men and women, and to treat erectile dysfunction in men. It has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic practice. Body builders sometimes use it after a cycle of anabolic steroids to restore testosterone levels in the body.
In ancient Greece and India, Tribulus Terrestris was used as a physical rejuvenation tonic. In China, it is widely used, to this day, as a component of therapy for a number of conditions affecting the liver and kidney as well as the cardiovascular and immune systems. The role of Tribulus Terrestris in Easter European folk medicine for muscle strength and sexual potency led to two decades of formal (though secret) government-sponsored studies at the Chemical Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria culminating in the 1980s with a formula for improving physical and sexual performance. The most noted outcome of this research was the success of the Bulgarian weight lifting team which stunned the world in Olympic competition.
The development of a proven formula for Tribulus Terrestris, along with the rise of a market economy in Eastern Europe, has rapidly expanded the use of this herb over the last decade. Tribulus Terrestris is now sold as a standardized pharmaceutical preparation for muscle strength and sexual potency throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.