Anchors creeping – covered with sharp spikes, creeping, annual plant. Preparations from it have antimicrobial, anti-sclerotic, anti-inflammatory, vasodilating, anticoagulant, choleretic and diuretic effects. They also regulate the water-salt balance and have a stimulating effect on the male sex glands. In clinical medicine, drugs that include creeping anchors. they are an effective anti-sclerotic agent that is particularly popular in the treatment of atherosclerosis, combined with angina and hypertension. They are also able to increase intestinal peristalsis and contribute to more intense bile secretion. The extract of creeping anchors is prescribed to patients who need to increase diuresis, with hypersecretion of gastric juice. The plant contains glycosides, from which a number of hormonal drugs are synthesized, such as progesterone and cortisone. On its basis, such medicines as Tribusponin tablets are produced - they are prescribed for the treatment and prevention of hypertension, atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease and Speman. The latter drug is prescribed for prostatic hypertrophy and oligospermia. Other diseases that are effective in the treatment of creeping anchors include erectile dysfunction, spermatorrhea, flatulence, diarrhea and dysentery, anemia, asthenia, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, urticaria, ascites, urinary tract and kidney diseases. This plant has shown itself well in the fight against gout, hemorrhoids, respiratory diseases, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as an anthelmintic and decongestant. Creeping anchors for women are of particular value, as they can help with mastitis and reduced milk secretion.
The subject of scientific debate was the impact of drugs on the basis of Tribulus terrestris for athletes. Initially, it was assumed that as part of food additives, the plant can act as an anabolic agent, promote accelerated growth of muscle mass, and increase strength indicators. A number of experiments proved the failure of this hypothesis. However, creeping anchors can be useful for bodybuilders, as they are able to raise the level of testosterone and thereby combat depressive States and low libido caused by taking anabolic steroids.
Contraindications and side effects
Preparations of creeping anchors should not be taken by pregnant women, diabetics, hypotonics and those who suffer from prostate adenoma. These medications are not recommended for people under 18 years of age. There are concerns that long-term use of anchors creeping contribute to the development of uterine cancer and breast cancer, as well as increase the size of the prostate.