gaaexaur, Chota-gokhru, Small Caltrops, Goats head, Puncture Vine

Sanskrit: Gokßhura (emphasize ‘go’. Meaning:

shape of the cows-hoof)



Hindi: Chota-gokhru

English: Small Caltrops, Goats head, Puncture Vine

Latin: Tribulis terrestris Linn. (T. lenuginosus, T. aeylanicus)

Part Used: Fruit

Habitat: Trailing plant common in sandy soil throughout India, Sri Lanka, Madras.

Energetics: Sweet, bitter-cold-sweet VPK= Tissues: Plasma, blood, marrow/nerve, reproduc- tive

Systems: Nervous, reproductive, respiratory, uri- nary

Action: Analgesic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, lithotrip- tic, nervine, rejuvenative, tonic

Uses: Best herb for genitourinary conditions in- cluding difficult or painful urination, stones, bloody or burning urine, etc. Best herb to flush toxins from body. Back pain, cough, cystitis (chronic), diabetes, difficult breathing, Váyu edema, gout, uterine disorders, hemorrhoids, impotence, infer– tility, kidney disease (acute inflammation), lum- bago, nerve pain, Brights disease with edema, rheumatism, sciatica, seminal debility, kidney stones, venereal diseases. Strengthens the postpartum woman. Can be used with Punarnavá (boerhavia diffusa; nyctagineae) for kidney health.

Spiritual Uses: Sattwic, promotes clarity, opens crown chakra (energy center)

Precautions: Do not use if dehydrated

Preparation: Decoction, powder

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