Tribulus terrestris and Saponins?

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Tribulus Terrestris General Information:Names and Traditional Uses.:

Tribulus terrestris Extract Tribulus Saponins Protodioscin photo picture image Tribulus terrestris has a list of alternative names almost as long as its history. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is known as Ci Ji Li, Bai Ji Li or just Ji Li and is given to calm the liver and smooth the flow of liver qi. It is indicated for use in treating headaches, dizziness, premature ejaculation and spermatorrhoea (escape of sperm without orgasm). To Indian Ayurvedic practitioners the herb is called Burra Gokhru and is regarded as a diuretic, demulcent and aphrodisiac. The name Tribulus comes from the Latin word for trouble and refers to the plant's spiky seed pods. Caltrop, Puncturevine and Goat's Head are among its other English names.

 Tribulus terrestris is a plant that flourishes in many tropical to moderate areas of the world. Traditionally, Tribulus terrestris is known as a mood-enhancing smoke, tea, or decoction. Ancient Greeks used Tribulus terrestris as a diuretic and a mood-enhancer. In ancient Chinese medicine, it was used for a variety of liver, kidney, and cardiovascular diseases. Indians used it as a diuretic, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. Tribulus terrestris is a testosterone enhancer. More recently, eastern European athletes have used it to improve strength and stamina.

 Botanical Family: Zygophyllaceae
 Botanical name: Tribulus Terrestris
 Pin Yin name: Bai Ji Li,Ji Li,Ci Ji Li,Li Gu Zi.
 Plant part used: Fruits and roots
 Latin Name: Tribulus terrestris- Semen (Zygophyllaceae)
 European common names: Maltese Cross, Small Caltrops
 Common Name: Gokharu (H), Nerinci(T), Calthrops (E)
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 Sanskrit Name:gokshura, shuuadamshtra, swadukantaka, trikantaka, vanashrungata, chanadhruma, ikshugandhika.  Local Names:(in India) Gokharu (Hindi), Gokuri (Bengali), Kante gokaru (Marathi),Land caltrops (English),
 Arabic name: Zahra Isslamabad: bhakra

 Tribulus: Latin for "three-pointed, a caltrop," the shape of which is suggested by the three-pronged fruit, and referring to the caltrop, a military weapon, an iron ball with projecting spikes (ref. genus Tribulus)
 terrestris: in Latin means "on land" (ref. Brodiaea terrestris ssp. kernensis, Tribulus terrestris)
 Preferred common name:Caltrop
 Other common names:Yellow vine, puncture vine, ground burrnut, tackweed, bindii, cathead,Parson's Nose
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