In the warm tropical environments of Europe, Southern Asia, Africa and Australia resides a flowering plant that offers men a natural and healthy boost of testosterone.The research conducted on this herbal remedy, known as Tribulus terrestris, has been limited, but studies claim it can work wonders with men facing sexual problems. It improves – like Max Perfromer – impotence, infertility and the libido.
The whole plant has been used for medicinal purposes, primarily for those illnesses or diseases impacting the urinary tract system. In ancient times, it was considered an aphrodisiac. This apparently sparked some interest among researchers. The research of Bulgarian scientists has been cited the most. The team analyzed the plants ability to stimulate sexual functions in a variety of male patients.
The clinical trials conducted by the Bulgarian research teams have shown that certain dosages increased the spontaneous energy and the rate of movement of spermatozoa, raised the volume of ejaculate, increased testosterone levels and either normalized or enhanced libidos, the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients shared in an article called “Tribulus for sexual dysfunction in men and women.”
In India and Russia, uncontrolled clinical trials of Tribulus included a number of herbal formulations to treat sexual dysfunction and inadequacy, the article said. These formulations contained between seven and 12.5 percent of Tribulus by weight. Improvements of sexual functions were seen in a variety of patients. For instance, men with diabetes saw an improvement in their libido and impotence.
Tribulus Terrestris has a couple of benefits that influence sexual function. First, it improves blood circulation. A 2008 study in the Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology points to claims that it
“dilates coronary arteries and improves the coronary perfusion with no adverse effect on long term use.”
The study, which analyzed the hormonal effects of Tribulus terrestris and its role in the management of male erectile dysfunction, used extract of the plant to see its effect on sex hormones using three different animals– rabbits, rats and primates such as baboons and monkeys. The extract was administered intravenously.
Researchers found that Tribulus terrestris increased the male sex hormones testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and DHEA. It claimed protodioscin in the extract played a role because it helps to boost the presence of these sex hormones. The researchers suggested that Tribulus terrestris would be useful in mild to moderate cases of erectile dysfunction.However, more research is needed to understand how to leverage the full benefits of this plant.