Gokshura: Uses, Benefits, Side Effects, and Precaution

Gokshura is a medicinal plant, scientifically known as Tribulus Terrestris - is a delightful Ayurvedic medicinal herb native to India.

Gokshura fruits are a good source of bioactive phytoconstituents used in folk medicine and popularly used as an herbal ingredient in dietary supplements.

gokshura flower and leaves

Gokshura [Tribulus Terrestris]


What is Gokshura?

Gokshura [Tribulus terrestris] is not a name most people have heard of, although it is known in traditional medicine in Asia and Europe and has also used in traditional Chinese medicine for many years.

Gokshura functions as an aphrodisiac, which augments semen count and enhances libido. The herb is beneficial in erectile dysfunction as it strengthens the penile tissue. Protodioscin, a precursor of testosterone, found in Small Caltrops, is converted to dehydroepiandrosterone.