Caltrops (Tribulus terrestris)
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Caltrops (Tribulus terrestris)

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Caltrops is a tropical, Asian plant that grows low and blooms yellow. Fruits, seed capsules, and leaves can be consumed but are no especially desired food. Much more important is the pharmacological effect of the plant.
It's especially effective with prostate problems and can be used to support potency but also in cancer therapy and the treatment of leprosy, good successes could be detected. Active ingredients are contained in the seeds as well as in the blossoms and fruits.

Caltrops, in Ayurvedic medicine known as Gokshura, among other things, causes an increase of the testosterone level and is, therefore, traditionally used as an anabolic agent and aphrodisiac in Asia. By now, Western sports medicine has also discovered it as a remedy for muscle building although this effect is not proved scientifically.

The hard, prickly seeds of the plant are very painful when stepping on them. They can even pierce bicycle tyres - in Asian ninja martial art, it wasn't uncommon to scatter caltrop seed capsules, which carry the poison through the soles and even through the thin sandals into the body, on the night path of the opponent.

Seeds, content: Approx. 10 Caltrop seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
10 – 50 cm
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
Root system :
Forms runners / sproutsTaproot
Lifecycle :
Partially shady
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
1 cm
Best germination temperature :
25 – 28 °C
Germination time in days:
14 – 30
Planting distance:
30 – 40 cm
Main harvest:
Annual tropical plant. Loves half-shady locations with moist soil but no waterlogging. Can also prosper well under dry conditions. Outdoor sowing in Central Europe (after the last frosts) or preculture is possible. Cold stratification at 4°C can improve germination performance.
Other names
Botanical name:
t. lanuginosust. saharaetribulus terrestris
German names:
Item number
Magic Garden Seeds
Seed quantity:
10 Pcs.


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