Composition of Fatty Acids in Tribulus Terrestris L. Collected from Tunisia flora: Its Richness in health beneficial Omegas

Salwa Bouabdallah, Rahma AZZOUZ, Myriam Azzouz M, Mossadok Ben-attia


Tribulus terrestris L. have been used for a long time in many cultures around the world for the prevention and treatment of various disorders. In this study, T. terrestris plant grown in the North east of Tunisian flora (Forét Dar Chichou; Bir halloufa) was collected during the repening stage (June-Septembre). The harvested samples from, roots, leaves and seeds have been dried and extracted. The fixed oil content of the extracts was examined by GC-MS analysis. The main fatty acid components of plant extracts are linoleic acid, oleic acid. Seeds have the highest levels of linoleic acid (66.26 %).


Fatty acids, Seeds, Omega6s, Tribulus terrestris, Preventive medecine

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