Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris)

Tribulus is a small leafy plant. It’s also known as puncture vine, Gokshura, caltrop and goat’s head. Both the root and fruit of the plant have been used medicinally in Ayurveda medicine. Tribulus is a plant that has been used for a variety of potential health benefits for many years. It is popular as a general health supplement and as an ingredient in testosterone booster supplements. Preliminary evidence shows that Tribulus may improve blood sugar control and cholesterol in people with diabetes. Research has found that Tribulus may improve libido in women and men with reduced sex drives. Studies on the herb as a treatment for erectile dysfunction have shown significant results, with higher doses appearing to be more beneficial. This plant acts as a diuretic and increase urine production. Immune system activity in rats has been shown to increase when they are given this supplement.

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Part used



Aphrodisiac, diuretic, useful in kidney disorders and low libido

Botanical Name

Tribulus terrestris