Gokhru is prostrate spreading medicinal herb which is found almost throughout India up to 3000 m altitude. In most part of India it is known as Gokhru Kata. It has many common names like cathead, yellow vine, goathead, burra gokharu, puncture vine, bindii etc. In Indian market is sold with brand name gokhru kadha. It is one of the ten roots used in preparation of Dashmula.
Gokhru is used to treat various clinical conditions like sexual weakness in men, kidney dysfunction, urine problem, dysuria, Leucorrhoea (Shveta Pradar) etc. It helps in breaking and elimination of kidney stone from body. It also prevents recurrent stone formation. Gokhru also increases hormones secretion in body. It supports testosterone production and muscles building.
Latin name: Tribulus terrestris Linn (Zygophyllaceae)
Sanskrit Name: Laghu gokhru
English name: Small Caltrops, land Caltrops
Hindi name: Gokshura, Gokhru
Kannada: Sanna neggilu
Gokhru Parts used
Fruit, Roots, whole plant
Here are remedies that can be done at home using Gokhru
Gokhru has diuretic, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antibacterial and antifungal activities. Its ability to promote urination is clinically tested.
Here are some important medicines containing Gokharu as chief ingredients
Gokhru churna is herbal Ayurvedic medicine in powder form used to treat painful urination, UTI, kidney diseases, inflammation and cough.
Gokshuradi Guggul is herbal Ayurvedic medicine. It contains Gokshuru, Triphala, Trikatu and Musta. This medicine has diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties and indicated in treatment of urinary problems.
Dhatupaushtik Churna is an Ayurvedic medicine This powder is nutritive tonic and cures weakness. In Ayurveda, Dhatu refers to tissues, the most important elements that make up body.
Amrutadi Churna herbal medicine is useful in treatment of arthritis, rheumatism and kidney stone.
Aimil Neeri is prepared from natural ingredients and used to treat various types of urinary disorders like urinary calculi (kidney stone), urinary tract infections and prostate associated disorders.
Charak Femiforte contains bark of Ashoka, Lodhra and several other ingredients. Femiforte has astringent action which arrest excessive vaginal discharge( leucorrhoea).
Himalaya Tentex forte contains natural ingredients and is a non-hormonal sex stimulant. Its intake improves sexual performance. It has anti-stress and adaptogenic properties.
Hempushpa is an ayurvedic medicine to cure women related health problems such as regulating periods, blood purification, irritability, improving appetite and general health.
Cystone is indicated in treatment and prevention of urinary calculi. Cystone is available as tablets and syrup.