The Gokshur – Tribulus Terrestris plant has a long history of uses
People from around the world have used the Tribulus Terrestris plant to promote overall health, support healthy libido function already in normal range and increase muscle tone.*
Because of the plants reputed benefits, athletes have used Tribulus Terrestris extract dietary supplements to boost energy levels, to promote healthy hormone function, to enhance muscle tone and to support athletic training.* Although it’s unclear how Tribulus Terrestris extract exerts its effects, scientific research has suggested several possible mechanisms of action.
Tribulus Terrestris contains steroidal saponins, alkaloids, and flavanoids, and its protodioscins content is believed to be responsible for its effects on hormone, libido and body composition.*
Clinical research suggests that Tribulus Terrestris may support healthy libido function in humans, and that it may also support healthy blood pressure and healthy cholesterol profiles already in normal range.:
Sanskrit : Gokshura
English : Small caltrops
Latin name :Tribulus terrestris
Family : Zygophyllacaeae
Morphology: A spreading herb. The roots are slender. The tender branches have silky hairs. Leaf: The leaves are divided into small, 4-5 pairs of leaflets. Flower: The flowers are single, pale-yellow, and found at axis of the leaves. The fruits are spiny sub-globose schizocarp. There are about 5 mesocarps. Each mesocarp has got 4-6 black seeds.
Ayurvedic Pharmacodynamic properties:
Rasa : Madhura (sweet)
Guna : Guru (heavy), Snigdha (oily)
Virya : Shita (cold)
Vipaka : Madhura (sweet)
Doshakarma : Vata-Pittashamak (alleviate V and P Dosha)
Useful parts : Fruits and roots
Medicinal uses : Roots and fruits are cooling, demulcent, tonic and aphrodisiac, promotes strength and digestive power. It is used as diuretic anthelmenthic and expectorant. It cures cough, rheumatism, diabetes, piles, dropsy, burning sensation, impotence and heart diseases.
Diuretic, tonic, cooling, aphrodisiac and the dried fruits are used in cases of spermatorrhoea, phosphaturia, diseases of genito-urinary tract such as dysuria, gonorrhoea, chronic cystitis, calculous affections, urinary disorders, incontinence of urine, gout and impotence also in uterine disorders after parturition. The seeds are strengthening and the ash of plant is good for external application in rheumarthritis.
Important formulations: Gokashuradi Guggulu.
- Ksheerpaka of 5 gm powder of Gokshur, should be given in the patient of dysurea.
- 5 gm. Powder of Gokshura with honey along with the vehicle of goat’s milk is so beneficial in calculus.
- Its powder in the dose of 5 gm. Daily is so beneficial in various urinary disorders.
- In oligourea, its decoction in the dose of 20 ml along with 500 mg Yavakshar should be taken.
The results of above clinical studies suggest that the oral administration of methanolic fraction of Gokshur – Tribulus terrestris fruit extract at dose 6 mg /kg body weight provided protection against the mercuric chloride induced toxicity.
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