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Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)

Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)

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Experience the power of nature with Herbal Dimensions' Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). Gokshura, traditionally revered in Ayurveda, has been sourced from its natural habitat to bring you an authentic, high-quality supplement. Known for its potential benefits to vitality and wellness, Gokshura is a valued addition to your health regimen.

At Herbal Dimensions, we strive to offer you the purest form of this powerful herb, carefully processed to preserve its intrinsic benefits. As with all our products, our Gokshura is ethically sourced, maintaining our commitment to sustainability


Botanical name: Tribulus terrestris

Other names: Gokshura, Bai ji li, Caltrop fruit, Goathead weed, Puncture vine

Family: Zygophyllaceae

Part used: Fruit

Tribulus terrestris is a herbaceous annual plant of the Caltrop family. It often grows in flat patches with stems radiating from a central crown with a diameter from 10cm-1m in diameter. It is native to warm temperate and tropical regions in Southern Europe, Southern Asia and Africa. It has been introduced to North America and Australia and is considered a noxious weed and invasive species there. It is known for having a hard fruit that bears sharp spines that are able to puncture feet, tyres and often the mouths of live stock (1).

Tribulus terrestris has appeared in the traditional medicinal systems of the major cultures of the geographical areas of its range including Ayurvedic medicine, traditional chinese medicine and the traditional medicine of Southern Europe (2).

As a traditional Chinese Medicine, it was listed as a top grade medicine in the earliest extant Chinese pharmaceutical monograph “Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing”. In Chinese Pharmacopoeia, the fruits of Tribulus terrestris have been used for tonifying the kidneys and as a diuretic and cough expectorant that improves eyesight and for the treatment of skin pruritus, headache and vertigo, and mammary duct blockage. In India, the fruits have been used in the treatment of infertility, impotence, erectile dysfunction and low libido in Ayurveda. In addition, the roots and fruits are considered to have cardiotonic properties (2).

It has gained popularity today for increasing testosterone levels and for body building and increasing athletic performance. Whilst the claims related to increasing testosterone seem to originate from animal studies that have not yet been backed up in human studies there have been studies supporting its ability to reduce muscle damage and promote anaerobic exercise performance during high intensity training (3).


Do not use if pregnant.


(1) Wikipedia entry -
(2) Zhu, W., Du, Y., Meng, H. et al. A review of traditional pharmacological uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological activities of Tribulus terrestris . Chemistry Central Journal 11, 60 (2017).
(3) Ma Y, Guo Z, Wang X. Tribulus terrestris extracts alleviate muscle damage and promote anaerobic performance of trained male boxers and its mechanisms: Roles of androgen, IGF-1, and IGF binding protein-3. J Sport Health Sci. 2017 Dec;6(4):474-481. doi: 10.1016/j.jshs.2015.12.003. Epub 2015 Dec 14. PMID: 30356644; PMCID: PMC6189260.

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