Natural health supplements sometimes have unexpected side effects or interactions with medication that can lead to adverse reactions that are sometimes life threatening. The following is a list of cautions that you should be aware of before using Tribulus Terrestris. These are referred to as drug/herb interactions.
Warning 1 - Contraindications: The use of Tribulus Terrestris is contraindicated in people with hormone-dependent conditions, such as breast or prostate cancer, pregnancy, and nursing women.
Warning 2: An increase in breast size called gynaecomastia has been reported in a young male weight trainer after he took a herbal supplement containing Tribulus Terrestris.
Used as a natural health remedy: Tribulus Terrestris is used internally for the following benefits:
- Improve sports performance
- Restore the body's natural testosterone levels
- Improve fertility
- Erectile dysfunction
- Improve libido
Side Effects of Tribulus Terrestris
Side effects of Tribulus Terrestris are rare but do include:
In most healthy adults Tribulus Terrestris is safe and free of side-effects.
- upset Stomach
Tribulus terrestris is also known by other Names: Puncture vine, puncturevine, caltrop, cathead, yellow vine, goathead, burra gokharu and bindii.
As with any herb, a serious allergic reaction is possible. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction. These may include a rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
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