English Name: Gokshura
Latin Name: Tribulus terrestris
What is Gokshura?
Gokshura is an herb that’s native to Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.58 The plant has
five-petaled yellow flowers; green leaves that are covered with white, hair-like fibers; and small, spiny fruit.59
Gokshura fruit is said to contain a substance that improves men’s sex drive, and the herb has a long history of usage in India’s Ayurvedic medicine.60,61
Medicinal Uses of Gokshura
Scientists have studied gokshura’s effect on animals and determined that the herb does have aphrodisiac properties.62 In a study, protodioscin, a substance in gokshura, showed proerectile properties in animals.63
Scientists have even noted that gokshura has increased testosterone levels in animals and may be useful for some cases of erectile dysfunction.64 In addition, laboratory tests that were published in a study showed that this herb can be used against the disease-causing fungus, Candida albicans.65
Photos of Gokshura
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