Botanical Name : Tribulus terrestris
Common Name: Puncture vine, gokshur, Gokharu, Small Caltrops
Tribulus is non-irritant diuretic and urinary antiseptic. It is used in case of dysurea, urinary stone and incontinence of urine.
Tribulus Terrestris is used in various herbal formulas to treat headaches, eye problems such as itching, conjunctivitis and weak vision, and nervousness. It is also used to treat high blood pressure and rib pain.
The hormone balancing effects of Tribulus Terrestris for women makes this herb suitable for premenstrual syndrome and menopausal syndrome.
Tribulus contains Sterols like betasitosterols or stigma. These substances protect the prostate from swelling and in combination with the X steroidal saponins, protect the prostate from cancer.
Light to dark brown Characteristic odour and taste
Light to dark brown
Puncture vine, gokshur, Gokharu, Small Caltrops
Plant Part Used
The dried aerial parts of the ground creeper Tribulus Terrestris