Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris) is an Ayurvedic herb most commonly known for its immunity-boosting, aphrodisiac, and rejuvenation properties. Its name is derived from two Sanskrit words; ‘Go’ meaning cow and ‘Aakshura’ meaning hoof, as the fruits of this plant resemble the hooves of cows. According to Ayurveda, properties of Gokshura are described as:
गोक्षुर: शीतलः स्वादुः बलकृत् बस्तिशोधनः ।
मधुरो दीपनो वृष्यः हृष्टिदच अश्मरीहर:प्रमेहश्वासकासार्थ, कृच्छ हृद्रोगवातनुत् || भावप्रकाश
Gokshura is Sita (cold) in potency and Madhura (sweet) in taste. It has the Balya (strength provider) property beneficial in providing strength to the body. Gokshura is known to balance Tridosha(Vata-Pitta-Kapha). It is also used to manage urinary disorders due to its Mutral (diuretic) property.
Gokhshura when taken along with Ashwagandha helps enhance stamina due to which is beneficial for bodybuilding as well as improving the performance of athletes. It is also extensively used to manage sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction as it is a natural aphrodisiac.
It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking Gokshura if you are taking medicines to lower blood pressure.
What are the synonyms of Gokshura?
Tribulus terrestris, Goksuraka, Trikanata, Small Caltrop, Devil’s thorn, Goat head, Puncture vine, Gokhru, Gokhuri, Gokshra, Sharatte, Palleruveru, Nerinjil, Betagokharu, Bhakhra, Gokharu, Neggilu, Gokhri, Michirkand, Khar-e-Khasak Khurd