Tribulus terrestris belonging to the family Zygophyllaceae, grows in tropical climates. T. terrestris is used in treating sexual deficiencies. It has been used in Asia and Europe for years to treat libido and infertility problems. People from around the world used T. terrestrisplant to promote overall health. T. terrestris has antimicrobial, anti-hypertension, diuretic, anti-actylcholine and hemolytic activity and to stimulate spermatogenesis and libido. Keeping in view the wide applications of T. terrestris, it is very important to know the inorganic constituents and its possible role in the body. For this purpose the plant was collected from two areas of Mardan and Peshawar, Pakistan. The inorganic constituents including total hardness, total alkalinity, Na+, K+, Mg2+, Cl-, CaCO32-, SO42- were determined. It is also important to know the differences of the inorganic constituents while the plant is grown in different natural habitats.
Key words: Medicinal plants, Tribulus terrestris, inorganic constituents.
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