Botanical Name: Tribulus terrestirs Linn.
Sanskrit Name: Gokshura
English Name: Small caltrops
Family: Zgophyllaceae
Occurrence: mixed forest
Habit: Herb
Parts used:

Fruits


Medicinal uses:

Fruit has cooling , diuretic, tonic and aphrodisiac properties. Fruits are used in painful micturition, calculus affection, urinary discharges and impotence. In form of infusion, it is useful as a diuretic in gout, kidney diseases and gravel


Chemical constituents :

 

Fruits contain traces (0.001 %) of an alkaloid, a fixed oil, a small quantity of essential oil, resins and nitrates.
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