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Tribulus terrestris - Gokshura
Tribulus terrestris is an annual plant in the caltrop family. It is widely distributed around the world, that is adapted to grow in dry climate locations in which few other plants can survive.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Tribulus terrestris can be used in Food. Young leaves and tender fruits are cooked as vegetable.
Sterols such as beta-sitosterols or stigma. These chemical compounds help to protect the prostate gland from swelling and in combination with the X steroidal saponins, may help to protect the prostate from cancer.
|Kannada||ನೆಗ್ಗಿಲು Neggilu, ನೆರಿಗಿಲು Nerigilu|
|English||Puncture Vine, Caltrop|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)
Tribulus terrestris Contains the Following nutritional components like - Vitamin-A, B and C; Alkaloides; Tannins; Phenols; Flavonoides; Flavonal glycosides; Steroidal saponins; Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulphur, Zinc
|Simple||Pinnate||The leaves are pinnately compound with leaflets less than a quarter-inch long|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||4-10 mm wide||Yellow||5-20||The flowers are 4-10 mm wide, with five lemon-yellow petals. A week after each flower blooms|
|10 mm longe||Fruit is easily falls apart into four or five single-seeded nutlets||5||Fruiting season is April to August|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Commonly seen growing in areas
- "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.148, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
- Chemical constituents
- Common names
- Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni, Page No. 374
- Ayurvedic preparations
- Cultivation details