Gokshura (Small Caltrops/Tribulus terrestris) has been used for centuries as a general tonic by the Ancient Greeks. Gokshura has also been described as an aphrodisiac herb in Ayurveda.
Researchers at the Chemical Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria, were researching Gokshura as far back as the 1970s. Clinical trials in the 1990s in India studied Gokshura as a traditional tonic, showing it supported the body's normal level of energy production (Indian Drugs, 1993;30(10):498-500).
Gokshura is found throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe, in sandy soils. Gokshura is also found as a weed on cultivated fields and in waste lands.
The plant contains saponins, which after hydrolysis yield the sapogenins diosgenin, gitogenin, chlorogenin, ruscogenin, 25D-spirosta-3 and 5-diene, among others. The flavonoids rutin, quercetin, kaempferol, kaempferol-3-glucoside and-rutinoside, and tribuloside have been isolated from the leaves and fruit. The seeds contain the carboline alkaloids harmane and harmine. Harmol is also found in the herb. These constituents render the herb its therapeutic properties.
One capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician
Each capsule contains 250mg extract of Gokshura
Note: Since Himalaya’s Pure Herbs are in capsule form, some children below 14 years may find it difficult to swallow them. For this reason, Pure Herbs are recommended for children ages 14 and above.
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