Use of Gokhru (Puncture vine)
Know what are health benefits and medicinal uses of gokhru in Ayurveda. Learn some remedies of gokhru to treat your health problems. This is excellent herb to treat urinary and male sexual problems.
Gokhru is used to treat various clinical conditions like sexual weakness in men, kidney dysfunction, urine problem, dysuria, Leucorrhoea (Shveta Pradar) etc. It helps in breaking and elimination of kidney stone from body. It also prevents recurrent stone formation. Gokhru also increases hormones secretion in body. It supports testosterone production and muscles building.
Gokharu common Names
- English name: Small Caltrops, land Caltrops
- Hindi name: Gokshura, Gokhru
- Marathi: Sarata
Gokhru Parts used
Fruit, Roots, whole plant
Here are remedies that can be done at home using Gokhru
Sexual weakness, Low sperm count, erectile dysfunction
Boil Gokhru powder, ashwagandha powder in one cup milk. Drink twice a day for ten days. Gokhru contains saponins which stimulates secretion of Testosterone and promotes spermatogenesis.
Kidney problem, Kidney stone, Recurrent stone formation
Prepare decoction of Gokhru fruit or panchang (all parts of Gokhru herb) in water and drink twice a day.
Increased Serum Creatinine, Blood urea, Uric acid in body
Coughing (Khansi aana)
Take Gokhru, tulsi leaves and dry ginger powder. Grind and take in small amount.
Frequent urination, urine infection, prostrate problem
Mix black sesame powder and Gokhru powder in equal quantity. Take twice a day.
Urine blockage, painful urination
Take Gokhru fruits (1 tsp ), coriander seeds ( ½ tbsp) in water (450 ml). Cook till volume reduces to half. Drink prepared infusion (2 tbsp.) twice a day for few days.
Blood in urine
Take whole plant of Gokhru. Wash to clean dirt and soil. Grind the herb to extract juice (¼ cup). Mix this juice in a cup of buttermilk and drink for ten days.
Take whole Gokhru plant, clean it and dry in shade. Grind to make powder. Mix this powder with cinnamon (1 tsp), cardamoms (6), and misri (1/4 cup). Take this powder (1/2 tsp ) three times a day with water.
Weakness, muscle building
Mix gokhru, mulehti, bhringraj and amla. Grind to make powder and take twice a day.
Uterus infection and inflammation
Prepare decotion of Gokhru fruit ( 10 gm) and ajwain (2 gm) in water and drink for few days.
- This is also good for digestive system.
Take fresh Gokhru and bhumi amla. Grind and make paste. Take this paste (1 tbsp) with yoghurt twice a day for 10 days.
Gokhru has diuretic, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antibacterial and antifungal activities. Its ability to promote urination is clinically tested.
Here are some important medicines containing Gokharu as chief ingredients
Gokhru churna is herbal Ayurvedic medicine in powder form used to treat painful urination, UTI, kidney diseases, inflammation and cough.
Gokshuradi Guggul is herbal Ayurvedic medicine. It contains Gokshuru, Triphala, Trikatu and Musta. This medicine has diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties and indicated in treatment of urinary problems.