Botanical name – Tribulus terrestris
Family name – Zygophyllaceae
English name – Bullhead, Small Caltrops
Common name – Gokshur
Synonyms – Kshuraka, Trikantaka, Swadukantaka, Gokantaka.
Habit – It is a perennial plant in favorable conditions.
Useful Parts – Fruit, Root, Whole plant
Common Uses – It is an analgesic, astringent, stomachic, and useful in vata conditions, debility, pains, low appetite and piles. It is a cardiotonic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, diuretic and aphrodisiac.
Indications – Internal administration is advised in dyspnoea, cough, hemorrhoids, pain, cardiac disorders, diabetes, haematuria, burning micturition, leucorrhoea, sexual debility, calculus, enlargement of bladder, bleeding disorders & Vata disorders.
Products description – It is a main ingredient in Hridya Capsule, Prostrate Care Capsule, Vajikarana Yog, Gokshuradi Guggulu, Vajikarana tea and Amritaprash Ghee