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BHAKRI, Tribulus terrestris
Parts used: Herb or fruit
Constituents: Steroidal saponins, mainly fimostanol glycosides (including protodioscin and protogracillin) and small quantities of spirostanol glycosides
Actions Indications
Regulator hormones
Nervine tonic
Impotence, infertility, increases sperm count, spermatorrhoea, gonorrhoea, uterine disorders after parturition, decreased libido, menopause, hot flushes
Cystitis, painful urination, kidney stones, oedema
Chronic urinary tract infections, urinary gravel and urinary calculi
To restore or build vitality (especially during convalescence or after surgery), assist in responding to stress; improve physical performance
Possibly to regulate blood sugar and blood lipids; prevention of atherosclerosis
Lowers serum lipid peroxidation, and cholesterol
Herbal extract, 40-80mL per week
Contraindications: None
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