Gokshura: Urinary Tonic
Gokshura or popularly known as Tribulus, enjoys many cross-cultural uses. It is also used in both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese herb to support the normal function of the male reproductive system. Ancient science of Ayurveda also describes that the herb has excellent positive effect on urinary tract soothing the 'vrikka' - the kidneys.
It helps in balancing Pitta (for soothing effect), Vata (for relaxation) and Kapha ( for rejuvenation)
||Gokshura, Trikantaka, Shvadamstra, Ikshugandhika
||Small Caltrops, Tribulus, Puncture Vine
Besides being an excellent urinary tonic, Gokshura has a number of other benefits,
- Supports the normal flow of urine*
- Aids normal sperm production*
- Beneficial in normal synthesis of testosterone*
- Promotes healthy ageing*
- Helps in enhancing libido, longer orgasms*
- Assists in proper functioning of Kidneys*
No side effects have been reported.
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