Gokshura is a traditional herb that aims at both revitalising and rejuvenating the body. Gokshura plant which goes by the botanical name Tribulus terrestris, having family Zygophyllacece, is a perennial plant that thrives in both cool and hot temperatures and is native to Africa, Australia, Southern Asia and Southern Europe.
Effect on Doshas –
Grokshura effectively balances the tridoshas. It alleviates the Vata and kapha doshas and balances the pitta dosha.
According to Ayurvedic scriptures it works extremely well in following –
• Ashmari (urinary calculi)
• Vibandha (Constipation)
• Prameha (Diabetes)
• Shola (Abdominal colic)
• Matrakrichra (Urinary obstruction)
• Mutraghata( Urinary obstruction)
• Antravriddhi (Hernia)
• Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
• Gulma (Abdominal tumors)
Useful part –
All the parts of herb is useful such as roots, leaves. stem, flowers and fruits.
Formulations & Dosage –
• Gokshura Churna 1-2 grams
• Gokshura Kwath 15-20 ml
• Gokshura GuggIu 500 mg-1gram
• Gokshura Tablets/Capsules 1-2 tablets/capsules
Therapeutic Uses –
• Relieves urinary disorders
It is a potent remedy for treating urinary disorders like urinary incontinence, painful urination and burning sensation while urinating.
• Improves kidney functions
It promotes healthy functioning of the kidney by aiding in the excretion of excess uric acid and maintaining the uric acid level in the kidneys. It also prevents the formation of kidney stones, helps to break or reduce the size of the formed ones and manages other health condition of kidney like polycystic kidney disease and cystitis.
• Treats PCOS
Being an active diuretic, regular intake of Gokshura eliminates excess water from the cyst themby decreasing its size. It is also beneficial in maintaining the hormonal levels within the blood, boosting the female reproductive and enhancing maturation of the eggs into follies.
• Boosts Libido
The aphrodisiac nature of the formulation helps in reducing mental stress and anxiety and stimulates the hormones for increasing libido.
• Promotes brain functioning
The potent antioxidants present in gokshura improves the memory capacity, focus, concentration, calmness, alertness of an individual.It is also extremely beneficial in treating psychotic conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
• Boosts sexual health and stamina
It has powerful spermatogenic properties.Being a natural antioxidant, it improves the production of testosterone and Iuteinizing hormone. It also treats conditions like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
• Augments skin health
Being a natural antioxidant and cleanser, it is extremely beneficial for treating oxidative free radical damage due to the sun rays. Hence, it works well in treating various signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lives, dark circles etc. It also reduces acne, itchiness and makes skin revitalized.
• Promotes cardiac functioning
It reinforces the heart muscles and prevents the formation of lipids and other debris in the blood vessels thus preventing atherosclerosis. It also Play role in maintaining Cholestrol levels in the blood.
• Works as analgesic
It helps in relieving pain and inflammation in case of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Side Effects –
It is possibly safe to use. But sometimes excessive consumption without prior consultation may lead to diarrhoea, nausea, vomitting, stomach pain, cramping, constipation, difficulty in sleeping, or heavy menstrual bleeding.
It is strictly forbidden being used during pregnancy and in lactating mothers.
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