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Abstract

A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON GOKSHUR (TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS LINN) ACCORDING TO AYURVEDIC AND MODERN ASPECT

Pansare T. A.* and Khandekar S. B.

ABSTRACT

Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris Linn.) belonging to the family Zygophyllaceae is found to be growing in subtropical areas around the world. In Ayurveda, Gokshur is commonly used as Rasayan (Rejuvenating), Vrisya (Aphrodisiac), and mutral (Diuretic) drug. Gokshura contains a number of bioactive chemicals, including saponins, flavonoids, glycosides, alkaloids, tanninsis and phenolic acid, flavonol glycosides, steroidal. It possesses higher wound healing, diuretic and uricosuric effects. The experimental animal models have revealed diuretic, aphrodisiac, antiurolithic, immunomodulatory, antidiabetic, hypolipidemic, cardio tonic, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, anticancer, antibacterial, anthelmintic, and anticarcinogenic activities. These studies prove the effect of Gokshur on urogenital, musculoskeletal, nervous and cardio-vascular system. This review is an attempt to compile all the information about Gokshur mentioned in Ayurveda as well as modern science. The present study gives a detailed focus on its botanical details, phytochemistry therapeutic importance and its pharmacological studies.

Keywords: Gokshura, Tribulus terrestris, ayurvedic, phytochemistry, pharmacology.


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