The herb Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris Linn) is one of the most important among the herbs often used in traditional medicine. It’s a versatile herb with a wide range of applications. Gokshura is mentioned in depth in Ayurvedic Nighantus, with precise synonyms and therapeutic implications. Acharya Charaka identified Gokshura as the best drug for Mutrakrichha and Vataroga.
Gokshuradi Guggulu is a traditional Ayurvedic substance that helps the genitourinary tract to function properly. It tones and strengthens the reproductive organs as well as the kidneys, bladder, and urethra. Gokshura, the major component, is known for its rejuvenating effects on the kidneys and prostate. It detoxifies the urinary system and maintains healthy urine composition when used with Guggulu, Triphala, and Trikatu. Gokshuradi Guggulu revitalises the genitourinary system by balancing all doshas and calming Vata, easing Pitta, and removing excess Kapha.
Gokshuradi Guggulu contains Mutrala property (diuretics) according to Ayurveda, which aids in the removal of kidney stones from the body. This feature also aids in the expulsion of excess uric acid from the body, offering relief from gout symptoms. It is also used to treat a variety of chronic conditions, such as diabetes. It also shows promise in reducing diabetes-related problems such as diabetic nephropathy. It works by enhancing renal function and preventing kidney tissue damage. Oral consumption of Gokshuradi Guggulu is thought to be safe. When taken orally, studies on Gokshuradi Guggulu indicate no signs of harm.
What does Gokshura do for you?
- It has an excellent aphrodisiac property. It improves fertility and sexual performance, particularly in males.
- Gokshura capsules are an excellent health supplement that promotes lean muscle mass and strength without causing corpulence. Enhances immunity, vitality and vigor.
- Reaches into deeper Dhatus (body tissues) and encourages optimum nourishment. A good remedy for emaciation. Helps regain strength in convalescing patients.
- It is recommended for regaining strength after delivery or miscarriage.
- Gokshura capsules have a specific action on pelvic organs and the kidneys. Improves renal function, urine formation and voiding.
- Restores fluid balance in the body. Relieves oedema and inflammatory swellings. Excellent remedy for recurrent urinary tract infection, cystitis, renal calculi.
- Beneficial in managing inflammatory conditions like gout and arthritis.
‘Vrshabha’ in Sanskrit stands for the mighty bull, the symbol of fertility and strength. Gokshura has been unanimously declared as a potent ‘Vrhsya’ drug by authentic texts in Ayurveda. The drug that blesses the individual who partakes it with remarkable fertility, vitality, and sexual vigor.
The fruits of Gokshura are one of the best aphrodisiacs known to man, hailed by both Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Ayurvedic system of healing. There is well-documented evidence supporting its efficacy in improving Testosterone levels in men.
Gokshura is seen to have a specific action on the organs located in the pelvic cavity. It improves the functioning of the kidneys, the reproductive organs, and the male and female genitalia. Gokshura capsules are an excellent diuretic and relieves inflammation throughout the body.
Vedic wisdom on Gokshura:
Guna: Guru, Snighdha
Karma: Balakrt, Basthisodhana, Vrushya, Asmarihara, Hrdya
Classical reference from Bhavaprakasa Nighantu –
Gokshura is Seetala (cooling potency), Swadu (sweet to taste), Balakrt (strengthening) , Basthisodhana (cleanses the basti), Deepani (stimulates digestion), Vrushya (aphrodisiac), Drishtidoshahara (mitigages eye disorders), Asmarihara (manages renal calculi). It relieves Prameha (polyuria), Swasa (respiratory problems), Kasa (cough), Arsas (heamorrhoids) and Krcchra Hrdroga (heart pathologies).
The main biologically active substances in TT are steroidal saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, and lignan amides, the most studied being the steroidal saponins.
Botanical name: Tribulus Terrestris
English name: Indian Caltrops
Hindi name: Gokharu
Malayalam name: Njerinjil
Features & Benefits Of Gokshura Capsules-
Premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and other sexual troubles, self-doubts, and dissatisfaction can easily be troublesome. Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris- Puncture vine) is a solution prescribed by Ayurveda for the same. Sitaram’s Gokshura capsules contain the real essence and goodness of Tribulus terrestris. Gokshura has been used for centuries as a potent aphrodisiac. It is proven to be effective in promoting virility and sexual performance, especially in males. It balances testosterone levels, resulting in healthy sexual vigor. This herb makes an excellent health supplement as it has the ability to penetrate to the Dhatu (body tissue) level and ensure optimum nourishment. Gokshura capsules are also known for its action in improving muscle mass without causing corpulence. Hence it is an ideal drug to mitigate body emaciation even in patients with long-standing diseases and recover strength after childbirth or miscarriage. Another well-known property of Gokshura is diuresis- i.e, increased urine production, which makes it a worthy panacea for kidney disorders and recurrent urinary tract infections. It improves renal functioning, maintains the body’s water levels, checks water-electrolyte imbalance, and removes edema. Gokshura capsules are also anti-inflammatory, it can effectively manage inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions like gout and arthritis, and break inflammatory pathways while removing the cardinal signs of inflammation. It also enhances overall immunity and stamina.
- Naturally improves testosterone levels – Excellent aphrodisiac.
- Builds lean muscle mass – Imparts strength and vitality
- Potent diuretic action – Boosts renal function.
- Breaks down inflammatory pathways.
Benefits of Gokshura:
Urolithiasis (kidney stone)
The production of stones in the bladder or urinary tract is known as Urolithiasis. Mutrashmari is the name mentioned in Ayurveda. Mutrashmari (renal calculi) is a condition that happens when the Vata and Kapha Doshas are out of balance. This Dosha imbalance produces Sanga (obstruction) in the Mutravaha Srotas (urinary system) and causes micturition issues (the process of urination). Gokshuradi Guggulu’s Mutral (diuretic) property aids in the management of urolithiasis by increasing urine flow and reducing the production of stones. It also increases urine output, which aids in the simple removal of existing stones via urine.
Dysuria (painful urination)
Dysuria is a sign of a urinary tract infection in which urinating becomes painful or difficult. This illness can be caused by an imbalance of the three Doshas, according to Ayurveda (Vata, Pitta, or Kapha). Due to its Tridosha (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) balancing capacity and Mutrala (diuretic) qualities, Gokshuradi Guggulu improves urine production and so gives relief from uncomfortable urination.
Gouty Arthritis is a type of arthritis that affects both men and women. A build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints causes gouty arthritis, which is inflammatory arthritis. Severe bouts of pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness can be diagnosed in one or more joints. When taken on a regular basis, Gokshuradi Guggulu can assist in alleviating gout symptoms. Gout is called Vatarakta in Ayurveda. This is due to the fact that the main Dosha involved in this disease is Vata, and the ailment’s effect is on Rakta (blood). Gokshuradi Guggulu assists the body to remove excess uric acid.
Gokshuradi Guggulu for male infertility treatment in Ayurveda
Infertility is a global issue that affects approximately 8-12 percent of couples globally. One of the most common reasons for male infertility is low sperm count (oligozoospermia), which is linked to Ksheena Shukra. The fruits of the Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris Linn) are aphrodisiacs, treat sexual dysfunction and increase sperm count and production. Gokshura also enhances prostate health, and sperm motility increases sperm count and increases testosterone levels in men. It is one of the best Ayurvedic medicines to treat testosterone deficiency and improve the immune system.
Dosage & Directions of usage
Two Gokshura capsules twice daily or as recommended by the Physician.
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Gokshura is an excellent diuretic and treats inflammation throughout the body. The fruit and root of the plant is mainly used for the therapeutic purpose and imparts strength and vitality. Gokshura has potency of Sita (cold) and Madhura rasa (sweet taste). It possesses the Balya (strength provider) property, which helps the body gain strength. Gokshura is the best to balance Tridoshas (Vata-Pitta-Kapha). Because of its Mutual (diuretic) properties, it is also used to treat urinary problems. As a natural aphrodisiac, it is also widely used to treat sexual diseases such as erectile dysfunction. If you are using blood pressure medications, you should see your doctor before taking Gokshura.
Kidney stones, dysuria (painful or difficult urination), urinary tract infections (UTIs), prostate enlargement (rarely used for improving urine flow), gout or raised uric acid level, menorrhagia, metrorrhagia.