Gokhru Powder Improves Testosterone, Healthy Sex Life and Kidney Health
Gokhru, also known as Gokshura & Tribulus Terrestris, is an Indian Ayurvedic herb derived from the Tribulus plant. Gokhru powder is most commonly known for its aphrodisiac (a substance that increases sexual desire), immunity-boosting, and rejuvenation properties.
Gokshura name is derived from Sanskrit words, ‘Go’ meaning cow and ‘Aakshura’ meaning hoof, as the fruits of the plant – hooves of cows.
Gokshura has Sita (cold) and Madhura (sweet) properties. It has the Balya (strength) property beneficial in providing strength to the body. Gokshura is known for balancing Tridosha (Vata-Pitta-Kapha). Due to its Mutral (diuretic) property, It is also used to manage urinary disorders.
Let’s understand the benefits of Gokhru powder in different health conditions.
1) Benefits of Gokhru powder for Erectile dysfunction
Due to Saponins, Gokhru powder helps in managing erectile dysfunction as it enhances penile erection and strengthens the penile tissue. In one of the studies, Gokshura extract showed an increase in intracavernous pressure which is beneficial to penile erection.
Gokhru powder also has Guru (heavy) and Vrishya (Aphrodisiac) properties, together it gives a positive impact to cure erectile dysfunction.
As a natural antioxidant, it boosts the production of testosterone and (LH) luteinizing hormone. It is a very effective herb for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
2) Gokhru or gokshura powder for Sperm quality & quantity
Gokhru powder treats male infertility by improving sperm motility (sperm movement) and enhances sperm production.
The churna has potent spermatogenic characteristics that can help with oligospermia (low sperm count), Spermatogenesis (i.e. sperm production), hypospermia (low sperm volume), asthenozoospermia (sperm motility), teratospermia (abnormal sperm shape).
3) Benefits of Gokhru powder for urinary tract-related issues
Gokhru powder treats urinary tract disease symptoms like burning sensation while urinating, painful urination, and urinary incontinence.
Gokhru reduces the pain and burning micturition and stimulates proper urination. As gokhru is a mild diuretic, it also treats dysuria. Gokhru also has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties that prevent urinary infections.
Consumption of Gokshura churna helps to prevent the formation of kidney stones, helps to break or reduce the size of the formed ones and thus prevents various underlying kidney health conditions like polycystic kidney stones, kidney disease,and cystitis. It is helpful in managing sugar levels as well.
4) Benefits of Gokhru / Tribulus terrestris for PCOS
PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome occurs commonly in females nowadays. PCOS creates a lot of complications in conceiving and some other issues like, causing irregular periods, hair loss, weight gain, acne, mood swings, etc . As gokhru is diuretic, regular intake of the gokhru churna eliminates excess water from the cyst thereby decreasing cyst size. It is also beneficial in maintaining the hormonal levels, enhancing maturation of the eggs into follicles, and improves health of the female reproductive organs.
Take 3-5 grams (one teaspoon) of Gokhru powder / Tribulus terrestris in a bowl, add one teaspoon of organic honey in the bowl. Mix it thoroughly. Initially, you will feel that honey is not absorbing the powder but keep on mixing it. In 1-2 minutes, it will become a paste.
Consume it by licking it slowly with one glass of warm milk.
Recommended period: Take 3-5 grams per day for three months for best results.
Quality: For best results, use good quality Gokhru powders made from the fruits of the plant which is organically grown. Also ensure that there should not be any preservatives added in powder.
Pregnant & Breastfeeding women : Only under a doctor’s supervision use Gokhru powder / Tribulus terrestris for Pregnant & Breastfeeding women.
Diabetic people : Avoid honey if you are diabetic. Mix the powder directly in milk. The powder may not dissolve completely and may have some lumps.
Bit consume it after shaking for 1-2 minutes even if it has small lumps.