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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 Ayurvedic Treatment can help in Periodontal Disease?


Our mouth is a very important part of our body and in that, teeth are also very important because it helps us to eat food, smile and talk to others. Therefore, it is our responsibility to maintain our oral health and prevent yourself from periodontal disease or gum diseases. If not treated at the right time, gum disease takes a terrible form. Here are the best and natural methods to take care of your gum and teeth.


Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an inflammatory condition that affects the tissues around the teeth. In the initial stage, it is called gingivitis and in its severe form, it is known as periodontitis.

Periodontal Disease

Causes of Periodontal Disease

  • Plague formation is the most common cause of periodontal disease. There are lots of bacteria in our mouth. These bacteria interact with the substances like mucus and with the starch and sugars present in the food, then cause the formation of colorless, sticky plaques on the teeth. Normal flossing and brushing help remove this plaque but the plaque quickly re-forms. If the plaque is not cleared, it hardens and forms tartar which is difficult to remove by brushing.
  • Hormonal changes make gums more sensitive, which makes it easier for gum diseases to occur. Such as hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and menstruation.
  • Bad habits: Smoking is the main cause of periodontal disease and makes it difficult for gum tissue to heal itself.
  • Oral unhygienic: This includes not brushing and flossing teeth regularly, this makes it easier to get periodontal disease.

Risk Factors of Periodontal Disease

Factors that can increase your risk of periodontal disease include:

  1. Older age
  2. Obesity
  3. Genetics
  4. Poor nutrition, including deficiency of Vitamin C
  5. Certain medicines that cause gum changes or dry mouth
  6. Some conditions that weakened immunity like HIV/AIDS, leukemia, and cancer treatment and other diseases like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s disease.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Symptoms of periodontitis are the following:

  1. Swollen or puffy or red gums
  2. Bleeding and tender gums
  3. Pain during chewing
  4. Loose and Sensitive teeth
  5. Bad breath
  6. Loose teeth
  7. Pus formation between teeth and gums
  8. Longer appearing teeth

Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease

To diagnose periodontitis and its severity, your dentist-

  1. Examines the gums and notices any presence of inflammation,
  2. Check your mouth to see plaque and tartar buildup
  3. Evaluates the pocket depth of the groove by placing a dental probe next to the tooth under the gum. The depth of the pockets is normally between 1-3 mm in a healthy mouth
  4. Take dental X-rays to observe the bone loss

Ayurvedic Aspect of Periodontal Disease

According to Ayurveda, problems related to gums and teeth occur due to bad food habits which cause impaired digestion and affect Rasa and Rakta Dhatu. It leads to the production of toxins and these toxins get deposited into oral cavities and lead to the problem.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Ayurveda believes that any condition is caused by our poor diet and lifestyle and imbalance in body dosha. So, Ayurveda manages periodontal disease by herbs, herbal formulations, as well as providing good dietary and lifestyle guidelines.

Herbs for Periodontal Disease

  1. Red thyme
  2. Cinnamon bark
  3. Lavender
  4. Peppermint
  5. Eucalyptus
  6. Echinacea
  7. Gotu kola
  8. Green tea

Herbal Remedies for Periodontal Disease

Planet Ayurveda is offering the best Ayurvedic treatment for managing periodontal disease. All the products are 100 % pure, natural and vegetarian and prepared under the strict guidance of Ayurveda experts. The products offered by Planet Ayurveda for periodontal disease are Gum Care powder, Coral Calcium Complex, Septrin Tablets, and Turmix Mouth Wash.

Product Description

1. Gum Care Powder

This is a very amazing herbal formulation for gum and teeth. This powder is a blend of effective herbs such as Zingiber officinale (Sonth), Terminalia chebula (Haritaki), Cyprus rotundus    (Mustak), Acacia catechu (Khadir), Cinnamomum camphora (Karpur),  Areca catechu (Poog), Piper nigrum (Marich), Syzygium aromaticum  (Lavang), Cinnamomum zeylancia (Twak) and Alum (Safatika).  It helps brighten teeth, supports oral health, and prevents gum decay. It is an excellent way to remove bad breath. Overall, Gum Care powder is useful in periodontal disease.

Usage: Gently massage your teeth and gums with 3-6 grams of powder. After 2-3 minutes rinse the mouth with lukewarm water.

2. Coral Calcium Complex

Coral Calcium Complex is also very effective in periodontal disease. These capsules contain Coral (Parval pishti), Agate (Akik pishti), Ayurvedic herb (Jawar Mohra Pishti and Kamdhuda Ras), Pearl (Mukta pishti) and Giloy Satva (Guduchi). It provides calcium naturally, thus maintaining optimal calcium levels in the body, which helps maintain healthy gums and teeth. It quickly improves the strength of the bones.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times daily with plain water after meals.

3. Septrin Tablets

These tablets contain Commiphora mukul (Guggul), Curcuma longa (Haldi), Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi), Zingiber officinale (Sonth), Piper nigrum (Marich), and Piper longum (Pippali).

These have an anti-inflammatory property and prevent infections. It also improves digestion and balances all three doshas in the body.

Dosage: Two tablets, two times a day.

4. Turmix Mouth Wash

Turmix mouthwash is also good in periodontal disease. It possesses anti-plaque, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial and analgesic properties.

Usage: Mix 10 ml of it in 30 ml of water and gargle with it. Repeat twice a day.

Home Remedies for Periodontal Disease

1. Orange juice

Orange helps in relieving gum swelling and bleeding. In orange juice, you can add a little jaggery to it and a pinch of cumin and drink it in the morning and evening.

2. Lemon Water

If there is excessive bleeding from your gums and also pain there and you want it to stop. The gargle with that lemon water is the best home remedy.  Repeat it 4-5 times a day.

3. Raw Apple

Rather, eating raw apples stops the blood to come out of your gums. You can eat a raw apple half an hour after eating food, it also clears teeth. You can also eat pears for this.

4. Eat raspberry

Raspberry is very beneficial for teeth. You should eat raspberry on an empty stomach daily. This will make your teeth strong and the problem of bleeding gums will also go away. Just keep in mind that never take raspberries with dairy products.

5. Massage with Coconut Oil

If you have pain and swelling with bleeding gums, you should warm coconut oil lightly and massage the gums with it.

1. Keep Your Mouth Clean

You should brush your teeth very comfortably. Clean your teeth, especially when you have eaten sweet.

2. Citrus Fruit

The deficiency of Vitamin-C is one of the major reasons for bleeding gums. Citrus fruits like orange, lemon, etc. and vegetables especially Broccoli and Cabbage can prevent gum bleeding by giving you a sufficient amount of Vitamin C.

3. Milk

Milk is also a rich source of calcium in milk, which is regularly needed to fill your gums. Therefore, milk should be taken daily to stop the bleeding in the gums.

4. Raw Vegetables

Chewing raw vegetables clears teeth and induces blood circulation in the gums, so one should get used to eating raw vegetables daily.

6. Cranberry and Wheat Grass Juice

Cranberry or Wheat Grass Juice can give relief to those having bleeding problems. Cranberry juice has anti-bacterial properties, which removes bacteria from the gums.

7. Baking Soda

Baking soda kills the bacteria in the mouth by preparing microenvironment and you can apply it to the gums with a finger.

7. Camphor, Peppermint Oil

Camphor and peppermint oil can be used to maintain freshness and cleanliness of your mouth.

8. Saltwater

After brushing salt water, rinse with light hot water, it provides relief. This is a very homely recipe to stop gums bleeding.

9. Stop Fatty Food

Eating fatty, spicy and excessive food can lead to stuck between the teeth which start to rot and later it becomes the cause of blood in the gums or gingivitis. Avoid as much fat-rich food as possible.

10. Do Not Smoke

Smoking creates an anaerobic environment in the mouth, which is good for bacteria. Therefore, you should not smoke to keep your mouth free from bacteria.


Complete information includes that, oral hygiene is very important for us and Ayurveda provides proper treatment to maintain our oral health. For offering the best Ayurvedic products, Planet Ayurveda earned its name among Ayurvedic companies.


Question: Why is early treatment of periodontal disease important?

Answer: Bad breath and a little blood may look like minor discomforts, but the long-term consequences are much more serious. The infection can spread to other areas of the body, causing serious health problems.

Question: Can children be at risk of acquiring periodontal disease?

Answer: Periodontal disease is seldom found in children, but especially in adolescents.

Question: Is there a connection between diabetes and periodontal disease?

Answer: People with diabetes are more prone to develop periodontal problems, possibly because diabetes patients have a higher risk of infection.

Question: Is periodontal disease contagious?

Answer: Periodontal disease is caused by inflammation of bacteria under the gum, so technically periodontal disease cannot be contagious.

Question: What is the best way to prevent periodontal disease?

Answer: The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to take good care of your gums and teeth by adopting easy and safe measures at home.