A comprehensive overview of Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris Linn.)

  • Dr. Priyanka Meena Final Year PG Scholar, Departement of Shalya Tantra, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, INDIA.
  • Dr. Abhishek Anand Final Year PG Scholar, Department of Kaumarabhritya, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, INDIA.
  • Dr. Vishal Second Year PG Scholar, Department of Dravyaguna, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, INDIA.
Keywords: Gokshura, Tribulus terrestris Linn, Brihatrayi, Phytopharmacological properties


Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris Linn.) is very revered herb of the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine for treatment of various kinds of diseases. Its various parts conatain variety of chemical constituents which are found medicinally important. Although the review articles on this plant are already published, this review article is presented to compile the complete literature review of Gokshura from Brihatrayi and updated information on its pharmacological activities, which are performed by widely different experiments. Various studies which are done on Gokshura revealed the result that the plant possesses Antiurolithiatic, Antimicrobial, Antihelminthic, Cardiotonic, Anti- inflammatory, Hypolipidemic, Immunomodulatory, Antispasmodic, Analgesic, Aphrodisiac, Antidiabetic, Anti-tumour, Hepato-protective, Anticarious, Anti-oxidant, CNS modulator properties. Considering its therapeutic values, a review has been done to gather complete information on different aspects of Gokshura.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.v4i06.788
Published: 2019-12-31
How to Cite
Dr. Priyanka Meena, Dr. Abhishek Anand, & Dr. Vishal. (2019). A comprehensive overview of Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris Linn.). Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 4(06), 205-211. https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v4i06.788
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