Tribulus Terrestris is a plant that is commonly naturalized in Australia and in America. It has been used for a long period after doing a cycle of anabolic steroid and many people assume that it can restore the natural level of the testosterone. The extract is believed that it increases the natural level of testosterone and it helps to build the muscle while improving sexual performance for men. The possibility of an increase in the testosterone was made popular by Jeffrey Petermann who was an IFBB champion. However, the studies done did not show such increase.
Tribulus Terrestris is used in the Traditional Chinese System under the name of bai ji li. It is sometime confused with white ji li and many people may attribute some toning property with it. The herb has been used for a long period in the Ayurveda medicine under the name of gokshural sarrata. Tribulus Terrestris also used in the Unani medical system which is another type of medical system in the India. The world gokshura is a mix of two words which means cow and barb or razor. This is because the small thorns of the animal may stuck at grazing animal. It is used because it is believed to contribute to building of the tissues, sexual strength and reproductive tissues. Since it is believed to be a diuretic, it is used in the uro genital, urinary track, bladder and kidney related problems.
In some places, even if the herb may not be indigenous, it can be overpopulate the place and eradication method may be sought out. If it is found in a small area, manual removal can be used to control the herb. For home control, the user can try chemical control. Biological method can also be used to control the herb by the use of two weevils, M, lyproformis and Microlarinus lareynii.