Gokshura is a traditional herb known for its diuretic properties that helps maintain urinary health, including the proper functioning of kidneys, bladder and prostate.
Known for its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, this unique herb can help ease the discomfort associated with urinary infections and renal stones.
Gokshura is also believed to have aphrodisiac qualities, and helps to increase vitality.
GokshuraÂ (Tribulus terrestris)
The fruits and roots of TT, as a folk medicine, have been used for thousands of years in sub-tropical regions such as India, China, South America, and Pakistan. Over the last several years, it has been certified for its pharmaceutical activities for improving sexual function and cardiac protection and providing anti-urolithic, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antitumour and antioxidants effects. In India, the fruits have been used in the treatment of infertility, impotence, erectile dysfunction, and low libido in Ayurveda. In addition, the roots and fruits are considered to have cardiotonic properties. Â In Chinese Pharmacopoeia, the fruits of TT have been used for tonifying the kidneys and as a diuretic and cough expectorant that improves eyesight and for the treatment of skin pruritus, headache and vertigo, and mammary duct blockage.Â Modern investigation showed that the chemical constituents steroidal saponins and flavonoids with the prominent anti-inflammatory and antiaging activities of TT were the main contributors to the traditional pharmacological activities (1).
- Zhu W, Du Y, Meng H, Dong Y, Li L. A review of traditional pharmacological uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological activities of Tribulus terrestris. Chem Cent J. 2017;11(1):60-.
Dosage and Directions
Â½Â teaspoon mixed with honey,Â twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30Â°C) away from direct sunlight.