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TRIBULUS Terrestris

Hi !

Does anybody has some experience with Tribulus Terrestris ?

It's a kind of medicinal plant, used particurlary in Natural Body Building. In a german P-Forum I discovered some posts of people who say that it helps, "reinforces" the effect of Mucuna......?........

2 years ago posts on that forum.......and than nothing anymore...?....

Thank you already people of this forum !!

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It is a MAO inhibitor. I'm going to start using it today along with Mucuna which I already use, I'll keep you posted on the results. I buy herbs in bulk from ameriherb.com/home.htm

I currently have two pounds of this herb.


Very interesting Erniediaz1018 !

Are there already studies who compare it with the classical MAO-inhibitors ?? (f.i. : Xadago ?)


Don’t know. One person on this forum who can usually answer questions about studies is silvestrov and another is easily



Tribulus is an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, fertility enhancer and bodybuilding tonic. It is used in the treatment of eczema, heart disease and Parkinson's disease and has had one of the longest documented 'clinical trials' in history. MAOIs(mono-amine-oxidase-inhibitor) act in the brain by stopping the breakdown of certain chemicals, one of which is dopamine. This is a chemical that is low in people suffering Parkinson's disease and explains why the ancients used Tribulus for tremors. The Ayurvedics added Tribulus to another herb to treat for Parkinsonian tremors called Mucuna. This contains L-dopa, the direct precursor of dopamine in the brain. Tribulus basically helps you absorb the L-dopa and stops its breakdown. This is exactly the same as the modern treatment for Parkinson's-a combination of L-dopa and a MOAI. There is nothing new under the sun! Because the harmine(main active ingredient in Tribulus)contained in Tribulus acts as a MOAI, this leads to higher levels of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine though, is not just involved in movement. It is one of the brains happy chemicals-the higher the dopamine levels, the stronger, better and happier you feel. High dopamine levels in men also stimulate the pituitary gland to release leutenizing hormones which in turn leads to an increase in testosterone levels. This enhances libido, increases strength and lean muscle tissue and makes you feel great. In both men and women, high dopamine levels lead to increased growth hormone production. This is the major body repair hormone and is currently being used in anti-aging therapy. There is also a chemical in Tribulus called a furoctanol biglycoside which enhances sperm production and motility, therefore increasing male fertility. Another chemical, terrestrioside-F, enhances the libido in both men and women. Another interesting modern finding is that Tribulus seems to dilate the coronary arteries around the heart and therefore benefits heart disease sufferers. This circulatory effect is also useful for those with high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries.

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