Gokshura, also known as Tribulus terrestris, is an Ayurvedic herb commonly used for its medicinal properties. It is believed to have diuretic, aphrodisiac, and anti-inflammatory effects (Joshi et al., 2018). Gokshura contains several bioactive compounds, including flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, and steroidal glycosides, which contribute to its therapeutic effects (Shahid et al., 2021).
One of the most well-known uses of Gokshura is as an aphrodisiac. It has been shown to improve sexual function in men by increasing testosterone levels and improving sperm quality (Qureshi et al., 2018). Gokshura has also been found to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help alleviate symptoms of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions (Shahid et al., 2021). In addition, Gokshura may have a protective effect on the liver, as it has been shown to reduce liver damage in animal studies (Rao et al., 2002).
Gokshura may also have potential benefits for cardiovascular health. Studies have found that it may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as improve endothelial function (Mkrtchyan et al., 2019). Additionally, Gokshura has been found to have immunomodulatory effects, potentially making it useful for supporting immune system function (Santos et al., 2020).
Overall, Gokshura has a range of potential health benefits and is considered safe for consumption when used appropriately. However, more research is needed to fully understand its effects and potential side effects.
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