Tribulus terrestris

Tribulus terrestris L.


  • Bull-head
  • Burr
  • Caltrop
  • Cathead
  • Goats-head
  • Maltese Cross
  • Mexican Sandbur
  • Puncture Vine
  • Small Caltrops
  • Yellow Vine
  • dreiseh ضريسة
  • el-hasak الحسك
  • קֹטֶב מָצוּי
  • qotev matzuy


  • Cultivated areas (weeds)

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Tribulus terrestris L.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source
Kidney & Urinary Tract



Cook fruit & aerial parts in water in a pot & sit on it.

Aerial parts, Fruit Z

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Tribulus terrestris may contain a hepatotoxin that can cause liver damage. May also cause photosensitivity.