Botanical Name: Tribulus terrestris
- English: Tribulus, Gokharu, Punctur vine, Land-Caltrops
- Also, known as: Cat’s head, Chotagokhru, Cows hoof, Croix de chevalier, Croix de malte, Dars elaguz, Dava-tehokourtdi, Demirdiken, Deshi gokhru, Devil’s thorn, Ekanty,Eskrundki, Espaakh, Espigon, Gai ma duong, Gatha, Ghota, Goathead, Gokharu gokhru, Herbe terrestre, Ikshugandha, Jili, Jilisi, Kandaai, Khar-ekhasak Khurd, khark teharouk khark mithogokharu, Naalkhar, Naam din, Nana gokharu, Nature’s viagara, Neggilamullu, Neggilu, Nerenchi, Nerinjil, Nerunjil, Ookharu, pakhda, Outb, Pakhda, Pakhra, Palleru, Palleru kaya, Palleruveru, Pedda palgeru, Qutiba, Saligot terrestre, Sannanaggilu, Sannaneggilu, Sarang, Sarate, Sekal-tali, Sharwandi, Sher sher, Shitsurishi, Small caltrop, Svadamstraa, Tahkandi, Tatle, Teufelsdorm, Texassandbur, Traikantaka, Tribolo commune, Trikanta, Tribule couche, Tribule terrestre, Tsi li, Vejtidsel, Zama, Teharpar, Kharkhassak, Khorbar, Khokkrasun, Kouleh-tighak, Krunda, land caltrops, Malteserkors, Meetha gokhru, Mexican sanbur, Michirkand, Mithagokharu, Abrojo, Abrojos, Akanti, Alaf-e-kanguereh, Baijili, Bastitaj, Be tha gokharu, Bethu, Bhakhra, Bullhead, Burnut, Burra gookeron, Calthrop, Caltrap, Caltrop, Gokhur, Gokshura, Goksuraka, Gokhri, Gokhurkata, Gokhyura, Gukhura, Hamabishi
Habitat: Mediterranean regions
Parts Used: Fruit
Tribulus terrestris fruit is round-shaped with 5 to 12 mm in diameter. The color of the dried fruit is yellow-green and taste is a bit bitter. Goksura consists of the root of Tribulus Terrestris. annual prostrate herb, a rarely perennial common weed of the pasture lands, roadsides and another wasteland, chiefly growing in hot, dry, and sandy regions throughout India.
Tribulus Terrestris is also known as “Gokshru” in the Sanskrit language. The reason behind the name is the shape of the fruit which resembles the hoof of the cow. In India, it is mostly known as the corrupted word “Gokharu”, but in western countries, it is known as “Puncture vine.”
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herbs to any super food, herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herbs with honey or glycerin to make a paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help the medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, give you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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