Gokhru is a plant belonging to the family Zigofilaceae. Its scientific name is Tribulus land.
It grows on roadsides, debris and in the wild.
Is a creeping plant, its branches can reach up to 1 m. long on the ground.
It has small yellow flowers.
This herb has abundant villi.
For medicinal purposes is collected thistle, after the fruit matured.
The fruits of this plant are rich in carbohydrate substances.
This plant can be toxic due to the saponins, its consumption should be controlled by a professional and is recommended to consume at very low doses.
Tribulus has long been used as a home remedy associated with diuretic, analgesic and spasmolytic.
Furthermore, in its external use is used as an astringent.
The fruits of this herb are used as tonic and astringent.
It is important to remember that this plant also contain active ingredients beneficial to health, also has toxic compounds. For this reason should not be used except in cases of prescription.
Recipes for this herb:
Infusion: to make this infusion we used the aerial parts of the plant. Place a teaspoon in a cup of boiling water. They drink 2 to 3 cups daily.
External use: Gokhru is used for washing, rubbing or compresses for sores, wounds and eczema.