Botanical name : Tribulus terrestris Linn.
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Gokshura, Gokshuraka, Gokandaka, Shadanga, Gokhuri, Vanashringata
Rasa : Madhura, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Madhura
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Puncture vine, Ghokru
Hindi : Gokharu
Malayalam : Njerinjil
Distribution – Growing naturally, as a weed plant in dry areas along roadsides and wastelands, throughout India.
A creeping perennial or annual herb grows parallel to ground. Leaves simple, pinnate, opposite, leaflets rounded and sessile. Flowers solitary, yellow and axillary. Fruits spinous woody schizocarp, 5 angled, containing one or more seeds in each coccus.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, urinary retention, vesical and renal calculi, urinary tract infections, sexual weakness, impotency, cough, asthma, anemia, general weakness and constipation.
Useful part : Whole plant or Seeds.