Tribulus terrestris seeds mature in Sept.
【Common name】Caltrop, Puncturevine Caltrop, Puncture VineTribulus terrestris
【Latin name】Tribulus terrestris
【Seeds NO.】19.4-32 g / 1000 Seeds
【Habitat】Growing on barren hills, paddy side and in fields.
【The herbal actual smell and taste】No bad smell, bitter, pungent taste.
【Flower】light yellow
【Blooming period】May to August,
【Fruiting period】June to September
【Moisture,soil, temperature】drought resistant
【Medicinal parts】roots, stem leaves, flowers and seeds. Chinese name: roots: Jiligen. Stem leaves: Jilimiao. Flowers: Jilihua. Fruits: Cijili.

Tribulus terrestris seeds

  • 【Harvest & Processing】Roots: excavated roots in autumn, washed off earth, and sun-dried. Stem leaves: harvested in summer, used fresh or sundried. Flowers: collected in May-Aug and dried in the shade or baked to dry. Fruits: from Aug-Sept when fruits turn green to yellow white, sun-dried for several days, threshed and sun-dried again.
    【Main components】Roots contain saponin: diosgenin, chlorogenin, ruscogenin and various amino acids. Leaves contain various flavonoid glycosides: mainly quercetin-3-gentiobioside, quercetin-3-rutinoside and quercetin-3-glucoside, etc. Fruits contain tribuloside, kaempferol and kaemopferol-3-glucoside, etc.
    【Pharmacological effect】Antihypertensive, anti-myocardial ischemia and aging-decelerating.
    【Property】Stem leaves: pungent, neutral. Fruits: bitter, pungent, neutral. Stem leaves: dispelling wind, removing dampness, stopping itching, eliminating carbuncle. Fruits: suppressing hyperactive liver, resolving depression, dispelling wind for improving eyesight.

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