Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Gokshura – Its uses and Benefits

Gokshura Plant

GokhshuraGokshura is also known as Tribulus Terrestris which is widely distributed in the world and only grows in a dry climate where only a few plants can survive. This plant can also thrive in poor soil conditions and desert climates. The stem of this plant grows around 10 centimeters in diameter and usually forms flat patches. The stem branch is usually hairy and the leaves are pinnately compound. The leaflets are around 3 mm long

Regional Names of Gokshura:

  • English – Caltrops fruit
  • Hindi – Gokhru
  • Sanskrit – Goksuraka, Traikatna, Svadamstra
  • Assamese – Gokhurkata, Gokshura
  • Bengali – Gokhri, Gokshura
  • Gujrati – Bethagokharu, Mithagokhru
  • Kannad – Neggilamullu, Neggilu, Sannaneggilu
  • Kashmiri – Pakhda, Michikand
  • Malayalam – Nerinjil
  • Marathi – Gokharu, Sarate,
  • Oriya – Gokhyura, Gukhura
  • Punjabi – Bhakhra, Gokhru
  • Tamil – Nerinjil, Nerunjil
  • Telugu – PalleruKaya
  • Urdu – Khar-e-KhasakKhurd.

General Description of Gokshura

Habitat – The plant is found throughout sub-tropical parts of India, ascending up to 1000 meters as a weed along roadsides and waste places.

Growth Pattern – The stems radiate from the crown to a diameter of about 10 cm (3.9 in) to over 1 m (3 ft 3 in), often branching. These may grow more upwards in shade or among taller plants.

Leaves: Leaves are stipulate, opposite usually unequal and around 3 mm long.

Part Used: Fruit, root

Botanical Classification of Gokshura

Scientific Name Tribulus Terrestris
Family Zygophyllaceae
Order Zygophyllales
Kingdom Plantae
Rank Species
Higher classification Puncture vine
Ayurvedic Name Gokshura

Nutritional Value of Gokshura

The active ingredients in Tribulus Terrestris include saponins, lignin amides, flavonoids, alkaloids, and glycosides potassium nitrate, resin, tannins, sugar, sterols, and essential oil. The steroidal Saponins, including protodioscin, are considered the most active components. Protodioscin is one of the precursors of the DHEA, Which is a marker for aging

Gokshura Ayurvedic Properties

Hindi/ Sanskrit English
Rasa Madhura Taste Sweet
Guna Guru, Snigdha Physical Property Heavy, Unctuous
Vipaka Madhura Metabolic Property (After Digestion) Sweet
Virya Sheeta Potency- Cold

Gokshura Uses and benefits

  • Gokshura is abundant in Saponins. One particular saponin that Gokshura has is Protodioscin. This is an active ingredient that helps in muscle strengthening as well as bodybuilding.
  • The consumption of Gokshura (Tribulus), Promotes the release of nitric oxide which increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the muscles. This enables muscles to use the protein in our body to its fullest.
  • Component Protodioscin stimulates the pituitary gland to produce more testosterone. Testosterone is a key hormone that helps in muscle building.

Other Health Benefits of Gokshura

Gokshura is an amazing Rasayana that can be used for several health benefits listed below:

  • As a diuretic, it is useful in treating urinary infections and kidney stones.
  • Treating skin ailments like acne.
  • Useful for women suffering from PCOS. (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) It eliminates excess water and reduces the size of the cyst.
  • It regulates serotonin levels and improves brain function.
  • Gokshura can also be used as an Anti-Aging agent.
  • Good for Cardiac Health.
  • Gokshura is beneficial in various health issues such as water retention, hair fall, rheumatic pain, headache/stress, weak nervous system, obesity, menstruation, bedwetting, piles, and eye problem.

Planet Ayurveda Herbal Formulation with Gokhshura

Tribulus Power

Tribulus Power is an effective herbal blend to enhance male sexual performance naturally without causing any side effects. Some Merits of using Tribulus Power capsules are-

  • It is beneficial in gaining muscle strength and improves the lean body mass therefore it is also popular in gyms to promote muscle mass and its capacity.
  • Very popular in the western world as ‘Alternative to Viagra’, enhance stamina, Pleasure, and strength
  • Helps to cure Erectile Dysfunction.
  • It increases sperm count and improves the quality of sperm.
  • Useful in Male Impotence and infertility
  • Tribulus Power is best for energy generation and to improve the blood circulation in the tissues of the penis

Dosage -1 to 2 Capsules Once or twice daily

Gokshura Powder

Gokshura Powder is good effective for improving men’s health. The churna has powerful spermatogenic properties that are extremely beneficial for treating hypothermia (low volume of semen), oligospermia (i.e. low sperm count), teratozoospermia (i.e. abnormal sperm shape) and enhances spermatogenesis (i.e. sperm production). Being a natural antioxidant, it improves the production of testosterone and luteinizing hormone. It also treats conditions like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Dosage – 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after the meals.

Male Support Formula

Male support formula is a powerful combination of selected herbs to treat sexual weakness as well as generalize body weakness in men. The usage of Gokshur as the form of ingredient is 100 mg for making the Male support Formula

Advantage of using Male support Formula-

  • The herbs control Erectile Dysfunction, Low sperm count, Physical weakness including infertility in men.
  • Control Premature Ejaculation and low sperm count in men
  • Very much effective for men suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Dosage – 1-2 Capsule, Once or twice daily

 Musli Strength Capsule

Musli strength enhances libido, stamina, and vigor. These capsules provide regenerative powers and also helpful in treating generalized body weakness. The contribution of Gokshura as one of the element is 250 mg for making the Musli strength capsules

Benefits of Musli Capsule

  • Musli capsule is an Ayurvedic formulation of Safed Musli powder which is synergistically processed with highly advanced technology at Planet Ayurveda.
  • The product is made out of the best quality and authentic Ayurvedic herbs, available in India.
  • These herbs are specially selected and manually graded to give the best products, contains active levels of Saponin along with which has adaptogenic, revitalizing, immuno-modulatory & antioxidant properties.

Dosage – 1-2 Capsules once or twice daily.

Atirasadi Churna

Atirasadi is one the formulation of Planet Ayurveda which is very much effective to improve stamina and increase male fertility

Usage: Gokshura is used as the component for making the Atirasadi Churna

Health Advantage of using Atirasadi Churna

  • Atirasadi churna is effective for treating male infertility. Safed Musli is one of the ingredients used in Atrasadi Churna that is basically used for premature ejaculation, low sperm count and loss of libido.
  • All the herbs used in the preparation of this product are meant to strengthen the male sexual health and enhance stamina.

Dosage – Consume 1 teaspoonful with plain water, after meals. Twice daily is recommended.

Water ex Tablets:

Water Ex is a natural remedy that is prepared using the herbs that have been used for treating water retention for ages. Role of Gokshura as the component is 100 mg for making the Water Ex tablets

Below are some advantages of Water Ex tablets:

  • The herb helps in preventing fluid retention in the body.
  • This helps to reduce swelling due to excess accumulation of fluid
  • Useful in water retention due to kidney failure, liver cirrhosis, congestive heart failure
  • Removes toxins from the body naturally

Planet Ayurveda Products Pack with Gokshura

Medicine is that which ends the disease. Medicines which cures the disease and does not produce any other disease or side effects should be considered as the best and Planet Ayurveda has different packs according to the patient illness where Gokshura has been used as basic components these packs are mention below:

  • Tribulus Power Pack
  • TRT Care Pack
  • Prostate Care Pack
  • Stone Crusher Pack
  • Bed Hercules Pack
  • Erectile Dysfunction Care Pack


This traditional herbal remedy blessed with countless health benefits holds high significance in treating urinary and kidney problems, improving male and female reproductive functioning, boosting stamina, improving cognitive abilities and promoting heart and skin health. The extensive health benefits of the various herbs used in this formulation also increase its therapeutic efficacy in treating infertility issues. If taken in the proper dosage, one can stay away from side effects and enjoy the countless health benefits.

How to Get Rid of Premature Ejaculation Naturally?

Premature ejaculation (Early discharge) is a very common problem and is found in 30 to 40% of men worldwide. Premature ejaculation is a condition when a person ejaculates without control or shortly before penetration during sexual intercourse. It occurs with minimal sexual stimulation and the person does not desire ejaculation so quickly. This results in an unsatisfactory sex relation for both the partners. It can be an embarrassing situation when your partner does not get satisfied with you. This feeling can develop stress and anxiety. People use several types of treatment to get relief from this problem but do to get any benefits. But by using the natural remedies you can get rid of the premature ejaculation.

Causes of Premature Ejaculation

The specific cause of premature ejaculation is not known. But it may occur due to some psychological and biological factors.

  • Psychological factors such as any sexual abuse, early sexual experiences, worry about premature ejaculation, stress and depression.
  • Biological factors such as hormonal imbalance, abnormal secretion of neurotransmitters, infection of the urethra or prostate and inherited traits.
  • It may be due to some diseases like erectile dysfunction.

Premature Ejaculation

Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Premature Ejaculation

1. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha is an ancient herb that has been popular in India and good for men’s health. It is also effective in many sexual problems. The intake of this herb improves the amount of libido which gives relief from premature ejaculation. It increases the physical strength of men. Ashwagandha increases the stamina and testosterone in men.

2. Asparagus (Asparagus officinale)

This is rich in minerals, proteins, vitamins, and zinc which help to increase testosterone hormone in the male’s body. Due to the presence of vitamin C, it helps to increase the sperm amount. It also improves the blood flow and blood pressure of the penis. That’s why it is considered as the most suitable Herbal Remedy for Premature Ejaculation.

3. Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum cassia)

Cinnamon bark oil helps to remove the problem of premature ejaculation. It improves metabolism and blood flow. It also has astringent properties due to the presence of components called tannins.

4. Ginger and Honey

Ginger brings heat to the body and improves blood circulation. Take a teaspoon of ginger paste, add honey and take it with milk. Take it before going to sleep for better results.

5. Onion

Onions are beneficial in treating the sexual problems. Both green and normal onions are effective. Boil green onion seeds in a glass of water, filter it and drink before meals. It provides strength to the body. You can also eat more raw onions. It increases the sperm account, manages blood pressure and provides healthy blood circulation.

6. Okra/ ladyfinger

Okra powder is a panacea in the problem of premature ejaculation. Take 10 grams of this powder and mix it in a glass of milk and drink it. Drink it every night for one month, it will give the benefit.

7. Raw Garlic

Raw garlic is very beneficial in premature ejaculation and many sex-related problems of men. You can chew 4 buds a day. It will help to get rid of this problem. You can also fry garlic buds in desi ghee.

8. Castor Oil

The premature ejaculation in men is related to the prostate. The use of castor oil is useful for managing prostate problems. Apply it well on the upper part of the penis and massage it gently, it will help to overcome the premature ejaculation.

9. Watermelon

Watermelon provides positive and successful results in the premature ejaculation, as it includes citrulline. It is a phytonutrient, found in watermelon which improves the libido of a person. For this, cut the watermelon into small pieces. You can sprinkle some salt and ginger powder on this for more taste and benefits.

10. Dates

Dates are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals which are useful to treat conditions like sexual dysfunction, diarrhea, constipation, and stomach problems. The flavonoid and estradiol present in this fruit are helpful in Premature Ejaculation. The intake of dates improves the quality and quantity of the sperm.

11. Nutmeg

Nutmeg is full of many effective minerals. It manages blood pressure and the heart rate. The main components of Nutmeg are myristicin and macelignan. It is effective in many diseases like brain disorder, premature ejaculation, and many more.

12. Oysters

Oysters are rich in zinc which increases the testosterone level in men and also increases the libido in a person. Hence, it helps in premature ejaculation.

Exercises to get rid of Premature Ejaculation

Some of the Exercises Which can be Very Beneficial for Getting Rid of Premature Ejaculation are:

1. Deep Breathing

Deep breaths and meditation help to keep stress and early ejaculation in control. If you take a shallow or simple breath, it causes a fast heart rate which results in early and fast ejaculation. So, keep 5 seconds interval between inhaling and exhaling.

2. Kegel Exercises

This exercise is a boon for people having premature ejaculation problems. These exercises are the pelvic floor exercises that help in strengthening the muscles to support the organs present in the pelvic areas such as the small intestine, bladder, uterus, and rectum.

3. Yoga Pranayama

Yoga pranayama is important to keep the body calm and healthy. It also gives special benefits in the management of premature ejaculation. Some of the yoga asanas are Mandukasana, Vajrasana, Shikhasana, etc.

4. Workout

Stress and worry are the main causes behind premature ejaculation. If you want to get rid of premature ejaculation then you should stop worrying and be stress-free. Anxiety also causes premature ejaculation. To keep yourself stress and anxiety free, you can do dancing, running, or training exercises.


From the above information, it is concluded that our poor diet and sedentary lifestyle affects our body and causes many problems. Therefore, it is important to follow natural home remedies to balance your diet and lifestyle so that you can get rid of many problems including premature ejaculation. The above remedies are very effective in the treatment of premature ejaculation. Try them and have a satisfactory sexual intercourse.