The plant Tribulus terrestris is known for its medicinal properties. It is known as “gokshura “ in ayurveda. Tribulus terrestris is widely used in alternative systems of medicines. In European folk medicine it is used to treat headache, dizziness and sexual dysfunction like premature ejaculation. In Chinese medicine this herb is used in treatment of liver, kidney and cardiovascular problems.
Through researches it has been found that Tribulus Terrestris lowers cholesterol and acts as antioxidant. Clinical trials have shown the usefulness of this herb in treating diabetes and hypertension. It also helps to increase testosterone level and hence very popular among body builders.