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Puncture Vine ( Ghokhru Khurd )

also known as
Small Caltrops, Land Caltrops, Goathead, Tackweed
گھوکھرو خورد
Scientific Name: Tribulus Terrestris

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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

Recommended Dosage:

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.

Side Effects:

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:

  • Amenorrhoea
  • Azoospermia
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Cystitis
  • Depressed Libido
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Gout
  • Hydrospermia
  • Hypertension
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Kidney Dysfunction
  • Kidney Stone
  • Lumbago
  • Nocturnal Emission
  • Oedema
  • Oligospermia
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Rheumatism
  • Sciatica
  • Seminal Debility
  • Sexual Debility
  • Spermatorrhoea
  • Sterility


The information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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    Grounded (کٹا ہوا), Powder (پیساھوا ), Whole (ثآبت )

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