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     FOREVER Gokshura

Tribulus terrestris

 

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.

Dose

:

Churna 3-6 gm.

Important formulations:  Gokashuradi Guggulu.

Home remedies:

  1. Ksheerpaka of 5 gm powder of Gokshura, should be given in the patient of dysurea.
  2. 5 gm. Powder of Gokshura with honey along with the vehicle of goat’s milk is so beneficial in calculus.
  3. Its powder in the dose of 5 gm. Daily is so beneficial in various urinary disorders.
  4. In oligourea, its decoction in the dose of 20 ml along with 500 mg Yavakshar should be taken.


Summary:
The results of above clinical studies suggest that the oral administration of methanolic fraction of Tribulus terrestris fruit extract at dose 6 mg /kg body weight provided protection against the mercuric chloride induced toxicity in the mice. Thus it can be used in nephrotoxicity


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