Tribulus Fruit Powder
INTRODUCTION: An annual or perennial, prostrate herb with many slender, spreading branches and silky-villous young parts; leaves abruptly simple, pinnate, opposite, leaflets almost sessile, rounded or oblique at the base, mucronate at the apex; flowers bright yellow, solitary, pseudo-axillary or leaf-opposed; fruits, a 5 angled or winged spinous tuberculate woody schizocarp, separating into five cocci, each coccus having two long, stiff, sharp divaricate spines towards the distal half and two shorter ones nearer the base; seeds one or more in each coccus.
PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: The plant contains saponins, diosgenin, gitogenin, chlorogenin, ruscogenin, and 25 D-spirosta-3.5-diene. Kaempferol, kaempferol-3-glucoside, kaemperol-3-rutinoside and new flavonoid tribuloside.
PARTS USED: Dried Fruit Powder.
PRECAUTIONS: None known.
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