Gokharu (Tribulus terrestris) plant contain alkaloids, resins, tannins, sugars, sterols, essential oil, peroxidase, diastase and glucoside.
It is a taprooted herbaceous perennial plant that grows as a summer annual
in colder climates. It grows naturally in sandy soil and found near agricultural fields, railways tracks and non fertile lands. It is considered a noxious weed
and an invasive species and animals does not harm its growth.
Tribulus terrestris a Far East herb also known as Gokshura`in
Ayurveda` and Bai Ji Li in China which traditionally has`been used for sexual and kidney dysfunctions as well as colic pains,`hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. It has a long standing use of`
being a revitalizer and energizer (increases energy).`In Greek history, it is widely used to treat ailments such as headache, nervous disruption, constipation, and sexual dysfunction.
In China and India, Tribulus Terrestris is used as the remedy for liver, kidney, urinary and cardiovascular.
In Ayurvedic system of medicine Gokhru is indicated for
the treatment of urinary disorders, kidney diseases, diseases of the genito-urinary system, calculus affections and impotence. It is used for regulation of heart
functions, reduction of inflammation, indigestion, chronic cough and` asthma also. In Ayurveda it is considered that Gokhru helps to improve
vitality and vigor. Gokshur is widely used in various formulations in
Ayurvedic medicine. Some of the classical formulations containing Gokshur are: Gokshuradi churan, Gokshuradyavleha, Gokshuradi
gugglu, Gokshuradi kwath, Dashmoolarishta.
The fruits of Gokhru are used in Ayurveda in the treatment of kidney
stones, painful urination and other genito- urinary disorders, mainly in the form of an infusion. They are also prescribed for the treatment of
breathing difficulties, diabetes, rheumatism, piles, dropsy, heart diseases, impotence and Bright`s disease. The leaves of this medicinal
plant of India are considered to possess stomachic properties, and a paste prepared from them is used in the treatment of bladder stones.
Athletes used the extract of Tribulus Terrestris dietary supplement to increase energy, provide healthy hormone function, enhance muscle movement and provide energy for the
athletes during the training session.
Tribulus (puncture vine) is a vine that has been used as a general
tonic (energy) and herbal treatment for impotence, but is found primarily in dietary supplements marketed for increasing testosterone levels in bodybuilders and power athletes.
The main use of Tribulus Terristris is to increase Male and Female Libido and a Fitness Supplement
Adverse effects from supplementation with Tribulus terrestris are rare and tend to be insignificant. However, some users report an upset
stomach, which can usually be counteracted by taking it with food.
Tribulus terrestris benefits identified in various human and animal studies are :
*. Improves muscle growth and body strength.
* Reported to enhance libido sexualis and erectile function.
*. Reported to increase the number and motility of spermatozoa.
* Increases LH levels by 72% and testosterone levels by 41% in only five days.
*. Helps in alleviating some symptoms associated with male menopause.
*. Reduction in cholesterol.
*. Reductions in high blood pressure.
*. Inhibition of stress-induced clumping of blood platelets.
* Increases in strength of contraction of the heart muscle.
*. Reductions in sodium and fluid retention.
*. Anti-urolithiatic (urinary/kidney stone preventing) and litholytic (dissolving) activities.
*. Improvement of the profile of red and white blood cells and stimulation of the humoral immune system.
*. Anti-bacterial, anti-malarial and anti-fungal properties, anti-inflammatory activity.
*. Analgesic effects.
*. No adverse effects.
*. No toxicity and side effects.
`* Most Common and very Effective in problems connected with Urination
*. Used for disurea, kidney stone and uncomfortable urination.
*. Used in to cure headache, eye problem as hives, conjunctivitis, weak eyesight and anxiety.
*. It is used to cure high blood pressure and flank pain.
*. For athletic performance, muscle mass enhancement, and as a testosterone booster.
*. It suitable for premenstrual syndrome and menopausal syndrome.
Gokharu (Tribulus terrestris) seeds
Useful in diseases
Urinary stones Swelling