Indian Name : Gokshura
Botanical Name : Tribulus Terrestris
Parts Use: Whole Plant, Seeds
plant: Prostrate with stems up to 2m long. Leaves are
opposite, each consisting of 4-8 pairs of spear shaped
leaflets. There are long hairs on the leaf margins and
lower surface. Stems are round and hairy. Flowers are
Seeds: Enclosed in a woody star-shaped structure 5-7 mm
long and 5-6 mm wide (carpels). Up to five seeds in each
carpel each seed 1.5-3 mm long, yellow. Each plant can
have upwards of 2000 seeds
Seedlings: Cotyledons are narrow oval, round apex and
hairless. Immature plants have leaves divided into pairs
of hairy oval leaflets with pointed apices
Flowers: Yellow, 8-15 mm diameter, 5 petals.
Fruit: Woody burr about 1 cm diameter with sharp spines to
6 mm long. Burr consists of 5 wedge shaped segments. Each
segment has 2 unequal pairs of spines.
The plant grows well in sandy soil where there is a
good drainage. The land is ploughed well and seeds are
sown in nursery in the month of June-July. 10-15 cm long
seedlings are transplanted to the main plots at the
distance of 15x15cm. Irrigate the field immediately after
transplanting and in late stages, it does not require much
Fruits can be collected during September-November. Dig-out
the roots, clean and dry before sale. Now a days, whole
plant is also sold in the trade.
Advice : The Best
time to buy this herb :
March to May
is currently acknowledged by herbalists as being
beneficial in the treatment of stress (which can interfere
with fertility) due to its calming effect on the nervous
is also used in Ayurveda medicine to maintain efficient
kidney and urinary functions and reduces renal discomfort
It is effective in most urinary tract disorders because it
promotes the flow of urine, cools and soothes the
membranes of the urinary tract and helps remove stones.
acts by stopping bleeding and nourishes and strengthens
the kidneys and reproductive organs. Gokshura may be
combined with Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) , Pippali
(Piper methysticum root) or Wild Yam ( Dioscorea villosa )
to ease back pain, and the ash of the whole plant is used
for external application in rheumatoid arthrtis .
is thought to aid the flow of urine by cooling and
soothing the membranes of the urinary tract.
also is widely believed to have aphrodisiac properties.
This herb is known to increase the quantity of semen and
is useful in diseases of the genitourinary tract.
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