Benefits of Gokshura

Gokshura is a prostate hairy, spiny herb with yellow flowers. This spiky fruit of this herb looks like the cloven hoof of a cow and hence the name go-ksura (cow-hoof). It is very useful for itchy skin. It is also a good diuretic that clears excess fluids from the system.

Benefits of Gokshura: Urinary stones, back pain, cough, diabetes, difficult breathing, piles, kidney disease, urinary disorders, arthritis, edema, infertility, cystitis.

Action: Analgesic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, lithotriptic, nervine, rejuvenative, tonic

Scientific name: Tribulus terrestris.

Useful part: Fruit.

Dosage: 1–9g per day as decoction, 3–15ml per day.


Rasa (taste): Sweet, bitter

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet

Guna (quality): Heavy, unctuous

Dosa effect: VPK=, with primarily V-

Dhatu(tissue) Plasma, blood, muscle, fat, nerve, reproductive

Srotas (channel) Urinary, nerve, reproductive, respiratory

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Gokshura, Gokshuraka, Kshudra (Laghu) Gokharu, Shvadamshtraa, Swaadu-kantaka, Trikanta, Trikantaka.

English: Land-Caltrops, Puncture Vine.

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