Gokshura is one of the essential herbs among the commonly used herbs in the traditional Indian system of medicines, Ayurveda. It is famous as Tribulus Terrestris by its botanical name. It is also known as a multipurpose herb that can manage multiple disease or disorders. It because of this versatile property, benefits of Gokshura is seen in the following condition:
The first and most crucial benefit of Gokshura is seen in sexual problems like erectile dysfunction, impotence, nightfall and issues that are often faced after excess masturbation. All these conditions have multiple reasons behind them like stress, sleep disorders, clogged blood vessels which obstructs the blood flow into the penis, metabolic conditions like high cholesterol and obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes and many more. All these conditions occur due to an imbalance of any of the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha), especially Vata Dosha.
Gokshura helps in the management of sexual problems due to its Vata balancing and Vrishya (aphrodisiac) properties.Besides this Gokshura’s other properties like Balya (strength provider), Pushtikar (nourishing) and Agnideepak (which improves digestion and metabolism), help in managing other reasons which cause sexual problems by handling them. This makes Gokshura efficient in managing sexual problems by managing its causes and improving sexual health.
An equal amount of Gokshura Churna and Tila Churna is preferred with honey and goat’s milk to managing issues which might occur after excessive masturbation. Similarly, Gokshura can be given in many home remedies or as a herb to manage all sexual problems. Besides its wonderful effect in sexual health, Gokshura is also considered as a drug of choice in certain urinary or renal disorders like renal stone, urine retention, burning or improper conditions of urine and incomplete urination.
All these conditions occur due to an imbalanced Vata and Kapha Dosha. This leads to certain symptoms, like pain and discomfort. Sometimes, symptoms like nausea, vomiting, acidity or indigestion are also seen. Gokshur helps to manage all these symptoms due to its Mutral (diuretic) and Vata balancing properties. This helps to increase the flow and amount of urine and further leads to the expulsion of stone and manage other urinary problems like incomplete, burning or retention of urine. Gokshura is considered as one of the very effective herbs in renal problems.
Metabolic conditions like indigestion, obesity, high cholesterol or other conditions like diabetes or hypertension occur due to an imbalance of any of three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha), mainly Vata and Kapha Doshas. These conditions occur because of poor digestion and eating habits and results in the formation and occurrence of Ama (food left undigested after digestion) in various Srotas (channels of the body).
Gokshura helps in the management of all such problems due to its Agnideepak (which improves digestion and metabolism) and Vata balancing properties. This helps in managing the symptoms, improves digestion and prevent from further occurrence of any such disease.
These are some conditions where Gokshura had played a vital role in the life of any individual; there are many other such conditions where Gokshura is given along with other medicines by the Ayurveda practitioners. Gokshura is also considered beneficial in the cleaning of the uterus after abortive diseases. It helps in the detoxification of uterus.
Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP