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What other names is Tribulus known by?

Abrojo, Abrojos, Al-Gutub, Baijili, Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris, Caltrop, Cat's-Head, Ci Ji Li, Common Dubbletjie, Croix-de-Malte, Devil's-Thorn, Devil's-Weed, Espigón, Épine du Diable, Escarbot, German Tribulus Terrestris, Goathead, Gokhru, Gokshur, Gokshura, Nature's Viagra, Puncture Vine, Puncture Weed, Qutiba, Small Caltrops, Tribule, Tribule Terrestre, Tribulis, Tribulis Terrestris, Tribulus terrestris.

What is Tribulus?

Tribulus is a plant. People use the spine-covered fruit as medicine.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Enhancing athletic performance.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Chest pain (angina), atopic dermatitis (eczema), problems with erections, anemia, cancer, coughs, intestinal gas (flatulence), and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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