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Herb Information
Name: Small Caltrops
Biological Name: Tribulus terrestris, Tribulus lanuginosus, Tribulus aeylanicus

Zygophyllaceae

Other Names: Small Caltrops, Goats head, Puncture Vine, Chota-gokhru, Gokshura

Gokuuru, Ikshuragandha, Nerinjil, Njeringil

Description: 

This Ayurvedic herb is a trailing plant common in sandy soil throughout India, and Sri Lanka.

Parts Used: Fruit
Medicinal Properties

Action 

Analgesic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, lithotriptic, nervine, rejuvenative, tonic

Uses

This herb is used in the treatment of urinary disorders and impotence, Kidney diseases and gravel, diseases of the genito-urinary system, calculus affections, gout etc. It is also useful for uterine disorders, diseases of the heart, and many other conditions. 

Ayurveda practitioners consider this herb to be very valuable in improving vitality. It revitalizes the emaciated human system. It strengthens the postpartum woman. It is being studied as a potential herbal remedy against AIDS.

Dosage: Decoction, powder
Safety: Do not use if dehydrated. No other information available.

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