Puncture vine/Ghokhru Khurd (گھوکھرو خورد) also known as Small Caltrops, Land Caltrops, Goathead, Tackweed and Tribulus Terrestris, is a low-growing flowering plant with small yellow flowers. It grows as an annual in colder climates.
Ingredient Name :
Tribulus terrestris Linn.
Arabic Name : Hasak, Dareesa, Shirsheer, Hummos al-ameer
Bengali Name : Gokshur, Gokhuri
Chinese Name : Bai ji li, Tu chi li
English Name : Small Caltrops, Land Caltrops, Puncture Vine, Goathead
French Name : Croix-de-Malte
German Name : Burzeldorn
Gujarati Name : Methogokharu, Nhane Gokharu, Betha Ghokaru
Hindi Name : Gokhru, Chota Gokhru
Kannada Name : Senna Negalu, Negalamullu, Negalu
Kashmiri Name : Michirkand, Pakhda
Latin name : Tribulus terrestris Linn.
Marathi Name : Sarate, Kate Gokharu
Persian Name : Khare Khasak Khurd, Kharsah Goshah
Punjabi Name : Makhar, Gokhru
Sanskrit Name : Gokshura
Urdu Name : Gokhru Khurd
5 to 7 g powder of dried fruits.
This herb has no known warnings or contraindications, but should probably be avoided by pregnant or lactating women.
It is believed to be helpful in treating some cardiovascular conditions including angina, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anemia and poor circulation. Digestive disorders that may benefit from the use of puncture vine include constipation and flatulence. It is used in Chinese medicine as a liver tonic, and for food poisoning and overeating. It has many uses in the Ayurvedic tradition, including pacifying vata, as a diuretic and to treat disorders of the genitourinary system. In other medical traditions, this herb is also used as a diuretic to treat hypertension and for angina pectoris. It is believed by some to help prevent both oxalate and struvite kidney stones. It is believed to have antiseptic and diuretic properties that can reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections. It is also used as a treatment internally and externally for immune disorders, such as allergic skin conditions, eczema and psoriasis.
Tribulus Terrestris may cause stomach upset, but this can usually be controlled by taking the herb with food. It may affect blood sugar levels. Research suggests it can increase prostate size, so should not be used by men with enlarged prostates. It should not be used by women with a history of breast or uterine cancers.
Useful in Following diseases:
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
- Depressed Libido
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Kidney Dysfunction
- Kidney Stone
- Nocturnal Emission
- Premature Ejaculation
- Seminal Debility
- Sexual Debility
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.