Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part A (2020)
Gokhru (Tribulus terrestris Linn.): Pharmacological actions and therapeutic applications: A Review
Author(s): Saad Ahmed, Asim Ali Khan, Pawan Yadav, Jamal Akhtar, Usama Akram, Lubna Fatima and Shamim
Abstract: Gokhru is an annual (sometimes perennial) creeping herb and the entire plant, particularly the fruits are extensively used for the benefits related to sexual health since long. It occurs in almost any soil type but grows best in dry, loose, sandy soils and prospers near the sand dunes or loose blown soil around field margins. It also grows in heavier soils, especially when these are fertile or moist, and on compacted soils such as those found along roadside. Gokhru has been extensively used in the Unani system of medicine as an aphrodisiac and diuretic since long. Studies have shown its potency as a chosen herb for sexual and reproductive health in both the sexes. Recent studies have also shown its effects in certain other ailments related to musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, etc. Studies related to Gokhru and its description in the Unani classical literature have been explored and compiled in this paper.
How to cite this article:
Saad Ahmed, Asim Ali Khan, Pawan Yadav, Jamal Akhtar, Usama Akram, Lubna Fatima, Shamim. Gokhru (Tribulus terrestris Linn.): Pharmacological actions and therapeutic applications: A Review. Int J Herb Med 2020;8(4):25-29.