Puncturevine (Tribulus Terrestris)
Tribulus terrestris, commonly known as goat-head weed, bindii, and puncture vine, is a plant native to the Mediterranean but also found in India and Africa. Traditionally, practically all components of the herb — fruits, leaves, roots – have been used to treat a wide range of ailments and health concerns, from sexual dysfunction to kidney stones and beyond.
It is commonly used as an aphrodisiac and natural diuretic in Ayurveda. It is said to cure kidney stones, heart illness, cough, difficulties breathing, and urinary problems. It's also considered to boost athletic performance, sexual drive, fertility, and hypertrophy.
Improved blood sugar levels, improved heart health, reduced pain and inflammation, and greater libido are some of the reported Tribulus Terrestris benefits. It is also thought to have anti-cancer qualities and may function as a natural diuretic in the body.
1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
When herbs are used for a long period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example, if you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause, if it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause, etc. That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Herbs and botanicals should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry area- to preserve their flavor and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!