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Benefits of Gokshura And Its Side Effects

Gokshura is ideal for body building, combating diuretic issues, PCOS, skin ailments, prostate gland disorders and heart problems. It is also used as an aphrodisiac to increase the libido in both men and women. Additionally, it is also an anti aging agent and improves brain functioning.

Benefits of Gokshura And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Gokshura
Nutritional Value of Gokshura
Health Benefits of Gokshura
Gokshura can be used for body building
Diuretic activity
Can be used as an aphrodisiac
Useful for women suffering from PCOS
Gokshura treats skin ailments
Gokshura can also be used as an Anti Aging agent
Gokshura treats prostate gland disorders
Helps cures heart problems
Improves brain function
Uses of Gokshura
Side-Effects & Allergies of Gokshura
Cultivation of Gokshura

Gokshura

Gokshura is also known as Tribulus terrestris which is widely distributed in the world and only grows in dry climate where only a few plants can survive. It is considered an invasive species in North America. Gokshura is an herbaceous taprooted perennial plant which grows in summer in colder climates. This plant can also thrive in poor soil conditions and desert climates. It can also be found in Australia, Africa, Southern Asia and Southern Europe. The stem of this plant grows around 10 centimetres in diameter and usually forms flat patches. The stem branch is usually hairy and the leaves are pinnately compound. The leaflets are around 3 mm long.

Nutritional Value of Gokshura

A chemical compound and two alkaloids are present in Gokshura. These alkaloids generally cause limb paresis in sheep’s when they ingest this plant. The content of alkaloid in the dried foliage is around 44mg/kg. Apart from this, a phytosterol is found in Gokshura which is known as hecogenin.

Health Benefits of Gokshura

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Gokshura
Health Benefits of Gokshura

Gokshura can be used for body building

These days everyone is concerned about their body image and a constant pressure to look good can make people go to extreme lengths to shape their body the way they want it to be. A lot of men who want to make their body much more muscular opt for steroid injections and supplements which pump up their body in an unnatural way. This can be harmful in the long run, therefore it is important to switch to a natural source. Gokshura is beneficial for body building and the minerals present in this herb can improve body composition and muscle strength.

Diuretic activity

Gokshura is very beneficial in curing urinary diseases and kidney stones. Regular consumption of Gokshura can easily relieve a person from bladder problems and diuretic ailments. The diuretic activity of Gokshura is well utilized through a lot of formulations. It has a cleansing effect on the urinary bladder. This is because Gokshura is filled with lithotryptic activity which helps in regulating the functioning of the urinary system.

Can be used as an aphrodisiac

From centuries, Gokshura has been used as an aphrodisiac in different cultures. It also promotes ovulation and sperm production. Women and men who deal with fertility issues and want to start a family should consume Gokshura. Apart from this it has also been proven to increase libido in both women and men. It also enhances the sperm quality and quantity in men.

Useful for women suffering from PCOS

PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Disease is very common in women, especially young teens and adults. It can cause irregular periods, acne, hair loss, weight gain, mood swings, etc. The worst part about PCOS is that, it can also make it difficult to conceive and a lot of complications might arise during pregnancy. Consuming Gokshura is very beneficial for women affected by PCOS, as it eliminates excessive water and decreases the size of the cyst. It increases the exercise capacity, fights glucose intolerance and also prevents or controls diabetes in women affected by PCOS. Unwanted weight gain can also be dealt with by consuming Gokshura regularly.

Gokshura treats skin ailments

Gokshura is very popular in Ayurvedic medicine to cleanse the skin from within. Young teenagers or even adults suffering from acne and breakouts can use Gokshura to remove it and prevent it from occurring in the future. A bad skin can result to low esteem and low self confidence level, this problem can cease to exist by the continuous consumption of Gokshura due to its healing properties. It also treats wounds, hives, itchiness, skin inflammation and skin eruptions.

Gokshura can also be used as an Anti Aging agent

Consuming Gokshura regularly can make your skin appear younger and slow down the effects of aging. This usually happens because of boosting up the libido inside the body that helps to conquer all the ageing problems. Fine lines, wrinkles and body degeneration can also be fought by consuming Gokshura on a daily basis. It also enhances the muscle power of a person.

Gokshura treats prostate gland disorders

Gokshura is an excellent medication for disorders related to prostate glands. It also cures urinary problems or infections caused due to prostate disorders. It rejuvenates and cleanses the organs present inside the lower abdomen.

Helps cures heart problems

Gokshura is known to enhance the activity taking place in the heart. It is ideal for curing heart ailments like angina and reduces the susceptibility of heart attacks. It also brings down cholesterol levels in the body. Gokshura is proven to reduce blood sugar, hypertension and blood pressure levels. This is possible due to anti-tumour and anti-biotic properties.

Improves brain function

Gokshura regulates the level of serotonin as it consists of MOA inhibitors. Serotonin is a hormone which influences emotional and mental states. If consumed on a regular basis it effectively treats Parkinson’s disease, psychological imbalances, soothes headaches and relieves tension and stress.

Uses of Gokshura

Gokshura is beneficial for a variety of things such as low water retention capacity, hair fall, rheumatic pain, headache/stress, weak nervous system, obesity, menstruation, bed wetting, piles and eye problems.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Gokshura

Gokshura doesn’t have a lot of side effects but it should still be used under the supervision of a medical professional. High blood pressure patients and diabetic patients should be careful while taking Gokshura. Breast feeding women, children and pregnant women should avoid consuming Gokshura as it might have detrimental implications on them.

Cultivation of Gokshura

In the United States, Gokshura is known as a noxious weed, and in Australia it is referred to as a plant. According to studies, the seeds of the Gokshura plant had earlier been used as a homicidal weapon in Africa, which is smeared with the extracts of Acokanthera venenata. It is widely abundant in Australia, Africa, Southern Asia and Southern Europe.

Popular Questions & Answers

I workout almost regularly. My focus is on weight loss and muscle building. Weight loss primarily cuz I am overweight. I am taking Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris) tablets. Is it safe to take it for muscle building and stamina.

MD(Am)
General Physician, Secunderabad
Yes you can take T) GOKSHURA. IT'S SAFE 1) Reshape-120. Once a day for 3 Months 2) Himalaya slim. Twice a day for 3 months 3) meals replacement power. U will get on internet. U can skip 1 to 2 meals per day. 4) gym, walking, running, strict diet control, abs crunches 5) Luke warm water with lemon juice and honey early morning.

I take medicine for hypertension. Can I take ashwagandha, gokshura to remove stress and increase testosterone naturally? I have read it helps and it has good effects on body and helps to gain muscle mass. Does it has any side effects.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
Hypertension is al lifestyle diseases which require lifestyle solution and not a chemical cocktail of medicines. It just involves dietary changes and lifestyle changes and I can reverse the BP. Without medicines Stop all dairy products Cut down animal protein Eat plant based diet. High fiber diet with lots of veggies and fruits Salt reduction .Do not eat any processed food .Cook your own food. Reduce stress by meditation and yoga. You do not need ashwagandha and others for more specific advise on how to reverse bp without medicines take a consult Remember you cannot fix your health without fixing your diet.

I am of 19. And my height is 5" 4. And my weight is 61. Is it possible for me to get some more inches. please give me a proper information so that I can stick to it. And get a satisfying result. Please.

MD-Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Patiala
Take powders of ashwagandha and gokshura in equal quantities and mix them well. take this powder, 1 tsf in a glass of hot milk, twice a day, 1 hr after meals. Take avipattikara churna, 1tsf twice a day before meals. Continue the regime for 21 days. And reduce the dose of avippatikar chruna to half after 21 days. Continue the regime for 3 months. Stop cold water, cold eatables in your diet. Stop spicy food, junk food, eating late night, staying awake late night. good luck

I have zinc deficiency. I feel weakness every time. Due to this I get testosterone deficiency also. My immune system also became too weak. I get suffer from cold too early. I am a vegetarian. I would like to take zinc supplement tablets. Kindly prescribe me any zinc supplement tablet name and dosage.

MD-Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Patiala
take chandraprabha vati, 3 tabs twice a day after meals with luke warm water. Take tribanga bhasma tabs, 2 tabs, twice a day after meals. Take gokshura powder in a glass of hot milk, twice a day after meals. continue the regime for 1 month. good luck
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I am so frustrated from myself I had masturbation from the age of 12 daily basis but I had stopped in 20 years age sometime do weekly now I am 22 and suffering from serious nightfall problem 2-3 times in a week. I am a student and my father is only earning person in private sector I hadn't that much amt for expensive Treatment so pls give me your valuable advise rather then go for any consultancy I hadn't that much amt tell me something about energy booster medicine like gokshura, musli pak etc after nightfall I feel so weak&tired. I think its punishment for me I would had too much masturbation daily for 9 years it was so horrible for me. My height is 5'11 and weight is 55 I am underweight how I want to stop it. Pls give me your valuable advise rather then go for any consultancy.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
You have night fall problem. I advise you to take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take plenty of water to detoxify body. Do meditation for mental strength daily. Take light dinner always and don't take milk and milk products at night. Avoid garlic and red chilly at home and avoid non veg and eggs always. Always remember, thinking about sex is anti sex and is harmful for future married life. Increase your weight to 75 kg, which is normal weight as per your height. Follow this and give feedback.
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4 Ayurvedic Remedies For Thyroid Disorder!

BAMS, MBA - Health Care Administration
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
4 Ayurvedic Remedies For Thyroid Disorder!

Thyroid conditions are conditions that affect the thyroid gland which is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. Thyroid conditions have become a common ailment among most women in India nowadays. Because of hormonal imbalances a number of symptoms, including anorexia, unhealthy weight gain, loss of energy, weakness and fatigue are experienced or opposite symptoms like an increased metabolic activity, a rise in pulse rate, loss of weight and palpitation may be felt in the case of hypothyroidism. 

Irrespective of whether you are suffering from hyperthyroid or hypothyroid, Ayurvedic treatment has some viable solutions that are aimed at elevating your health condition. 

Ayurveda and Thyroid 

Ayurveda explains a disease named 'Galaganda' that is caused due to an imbalance of doshas and symptoms of these are similar to Thyroid. Thyroid imbalance can be controlled by the following treatment regimen that includes: 

  1. Dietary regulations: Charaka mentioned the disease under 20 sleshma vikaras so one should avoid foods which increase kapha like curd, milk, soybeans. In addition, you must avoid foods which are injected with growth hormones to grow them in size. 
  2. Herbs for regulating thyroid: The herb named Purple Mountain Ebony is purposely helpful in the treatment as well as proper functioning of the thyroid gland. In addition to this herb, you must also intake Punarnava, Brahmi, Jatamansi, Gokshura and Shilajita for alleviating your thyroid problems. 
  3. Home remedies: If there is swelling in any part of the body caused due to thyroid imbalances, then it can be properly treated by applying a fine paste of Jalakumbhi over the affected area. The juice of this paste can be administered in a small quantity of 22 grams in a span of 24 hours. It helps in those cases where the reason of Thyroid imbalance id iodine deficiency as it increase the amount of iodine in the body which helps to fix various problems in the body. If you are experiencing a lack of energy and weakness, you can use coconut oil for boosting the sluggish metabolism of the body. 
  4. Yoga for treating thyroid: There are various Yogic postures, which are believed to help in the maintenance of the thyroid gland. You can practice sun salutation, fish pose and shoulder stand for alleviating your condition and get rid of all types of health issues caused from thyroid imbalances. If you wish to get a personpersonalization of your health condition, then it is imperative to pay a visit to an expert who can recommend proper Ayurvedic treatment methods for you.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ayurvedic Remedies That Help Treat Thyroid Disorder!!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
Ayurvedic Remedies That Help Treat Thyroid Disorder!!

Thyroid has become a common ailment among most women in India nowadays. It is triggered due to the presence of impurities in the blood, which lead to hormonal imbalances and therefore, a number of symptoms, including anorexia, unhealthy weight gain, loss of energy, weakness and fatigue are experienced. But in case of hyperthyroid, you will notice an increased metabolic activity, a rise in pulse rate, loss of weight and palpitation.

Irrespective of whether you are suffering from hyperthyroid or hypothyroid, Ayurvedic treatment has some viable solutions that are aimed at elevating your health condition.

Ayurveda and Thyroid--

Though there is no direct mention of thyroid in the Ayurvedic texts, there are major implications that hint towards a disease like thyroid that is caused due to imbalance of body fluid and its probable treatments. Thyroid imbalance can be controlled by the following treatment regimen that includes:

1. Dietary regulations: As per Charaka, thyroid doesn’t affect those individuals who take milk in adequate quantities. In addition, you must take moong seeds, bengal gram seeds, sugarcane, cucumber, barley and old rice in optimum amounts for prevention of thyroid. In case you are already suffering from thyroid imbalance, then you must also aim at having a considerable amount of milk on a regular basis.

2. Herbs for regulating thyroid: The herb named Purple Mountain Ebony is purposely helpful in the treatment as well as proper functioning of the thyroid gland. In addition to this herb, you must also intake Punarnava, Brahmi, Jatamansi, Gokshura and Shilajita for alleviating your thyroid problems.

3. Home remedies: If there is swelling in any part of the body caused due to thyroid imbalances, then it can be properly treated by applying a fine paste of Jalakumbhi over the affected area. The juice of this paste can be administered in a small quantity of 22 grams in a span of 24 hours. It helps to increase the amount of iodine in the body which helps to fix various problems in the body. If you are experiencing a lack of energy and weakness, you can use coconut oil for boosting the sluggish metabolism of the body.

4. Yoga for treating thyroid: There are various Yogic postures, which are believed to help in the maintenance of the thyroid gland. You can practice sun salutation, fish pose and shoulder stand for alleviating your condition and get rid of all types of health issues caused from thyroid imbalances.

If you wish to get a personalised evaluation of your health condition, then it is imperative to pay a visit to an expert who can recommend proper Ayurvedic treatment methods for you.

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Infertility - How Ayurveda Can Help?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Hospital Administration
Ayurveda, Varanasi
Infertility - How Ayurveda Can Help?

Are you looking for a treatment measure for infertility in females? You can go for an Ayurvedic treatment, which is completely natural and does not involve the use of any chemical. Infertility refers to the inability of a woman to conceive after having unprotected sex. The principles of Ayurveda states that infertility occurs when a woman’s Shukra dhatu, or the reproductive tissue does not get proper nutrition. This may happen because of improper digestion, and also because of some toxins in the body. Anxiety, insomnia, depression, and spicy food are other causes of infertility in females according to Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic treatment
Ayurveda has a holistic approach towards health and treats the body as a whole, instead of treating a specific ailment. An Ayurvedic doctor needs to be certain about your body type before making a treatment suggestion. Ayurvedic treatment for infertility in women aims at ensuring the proper transformation of food into nutrients, which will move to your shukra dhatu.

The most important Ayurvedic remedies for treating female infertility are as follows:

  1. Swedanam: This method is used by Ayurvedic physicians for inducing sweating in patients who suffer from infertility. This is done with the help of exercises or blankets. It is meant for flushing out toxins from your body.
  2. Vamanam: This is a detoxing Ayurvedic therapy in which vomiting is induced for getting rid of undigested food from the body. In spite of being uncomfortable, this is an ideal detox therapy for infertility management.
  3. Banyan tree bark: The use of dried banyan tree bark powder is recommended by several Ayurvedic physicians for treating infertility problems in females. Remember to add sugar to the banyan bark powder before consuming it.
  4. Ashwagandha churna and kapikacchu: These are popular Ayurvedic medicines, which are used for treating infertility issues in women.
  5. Phala gritam: Consume phala gritam in the form of buttermilk mixed with milk. This medicine effectively treats several functional problems related to female infertility.
  6. Guduchi, triphala churna, and gokshura: These Ayurvedic medicines are used for clearing blockages in your body. This prevents the production of shukra dhatu and helps in the management of female infertility.
  7. Shatavari: This Ayurvedic medicine is designed only for women for the treatment of infertility.
  8. Dietary changes: Ayurveda states that a woman suffering from infertility must follow a strict diet plan. Spicy, oily, and extra salt foods should be strictly avoided. It is recommended for you to consume food items such as almonds, whole grains, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, and dried fruits.

If you are suffering from infertility and seek Ayurvedic treatment, visit an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner for timely advise. He will be able to diagnose your cause and prescribe remedies based on the diagnosis.

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Hypothyroidism - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Vedicgram Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
Hypothyroidism - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Almost all the metabolic processes in a person's body are influenced by the hormones produced by the thyroid gland. The most common types of thyroid diseases caused due to dysfunctional thyroid glands are Thyroid nodules, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Goiter, Thyroiditis, and Thyroid Cancer

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland is underactive and the amount of hormones produced is insufficient. Hypothyroidism can be caused due to multiple reasons such as iodine deficiency, radiation or surgery on the thyroid gland, and drugs such as lithium and phenylbutazone. You should note that treating thyroid is not a speedy process and a reoccurrence of symptoms might also take place. However with the appropriate remedies and proper diet control, one can make sure that these symptoms are less pronounced. 

Ayurveda: According to Ayurveda, imbalance or disequilibrium in the doshas is the main cause of hypothyroidism. The Kapha dosha i.e. the dosha responsible for body fluids and lubrication and Pitta dosha i.e. the dosha responsible for fire and water body humors, are vitiated. Lifestyle and diet discrepancies further promote imbalances in the doshas. Hypothyroidism is categorized under the Yapya diseases which recur once you cease to take the treatment. 

Treatments:

  1. It is essential to consume adequate quantities of milk. 
  2. Apart from that, coconut oil is one of the best remedies for a hypothyroid patient, since it increases slow and sluggish metabolism. Coconut contains MCFAs i.e. medium chain fatty acids and MTCs i.e. Medium chain triglycerides in abundance which help the metabolism be revved up. 
  3. Ayurvedic herbs useful for treating hypothyroidism are kanchnar, Bauhinia variegata i.e. purple mountain ebony, Jatamansi, brahmi, guggulu, shilajit, gokshura, and punarnava. 

Remedies:

  1. Consume a mixture of Indian gooseberry i.e. amla churna with honey, daily before breakfast. 
  2. One of the main causes of Hypothyroidism is insufficient amount of iodine. Drinking the juice acquired from jalakumbhi i.e. Pistia Stratiotes everyday in doses amounting from 11gm to 22gm increases the iodine content and helps treat hypothyroidism. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Can Ayurveda Help With Fertility?

BAMS, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Can Ayurveda Help With Fertility?

Infertility is a condition when a woman fails to conceive even after a year of unprotected regular sexual intercourse. If she is unable to carry the baby to term, it’s called infertility too. Mankind has made giant leaps in curing this condition. But something’s still lacking. This is where the ancient healing system of medicine Ayurveda comes in.

There are a number of reasons for infertility we know women can’t get pregnant if their partner’s sperm count is low or if they have obstructions in their reproductive system like blocked fallopian tubes or fibroids etc. But Ayurveda goes beyond all these. According to it, infertility arises when “shukra dhatu” which produces eggs in women and sperms in me, is weak due to lack of proper nutrition which may happen as a result of poor digestion, lack of balanced diet or due to a presence of ‘ama’ or toxins in the body.

Ayurveda also prescribes that sexual indulgence and promiscuity can cause infertility due to the decrease in shukra dhatu. Ayurvedic fertility enhancers

For men:

  1. Kapikacchu: A potent antioxidant, this medicine reduces oxidative damage to sperm. It is also an aphrodisiac and helps increase sperm count.
  2. Gokshura: Contains a precursor to testosterone, and thus improves sexual desire and sperm production.

For women

  1. Ashoka: It stimulates the endometrium in uterus and ovaries and aids ovulation.
  2. Lodhra: Cures female disorders which stop conception and increase levels of reproductive hormones like FSH and LH essential for conception.
  3. Shatavari: Nourishes ovum and increases fertility because it contain estrogen –like compounds.
  4. Gokshura: This herb is helpful for both men and women. It helps cure erectile dysfunction and is very effective in improving sperm count and motility. Whereas in women it works as a fertility tonic that stimulates the ovaries and thus cures PCOS, a leading cause of infertility in women.

What Ayurveda recommends is eating a diet rich in foods like ‘ghee’, milk, almonds, walnuts, sesame and pumpkin seeds to improve health and thus shukra that. Since ‘vata’ dosha is closely connected to the reproductive system in women, it should be regulated for proper ovulation. And so should be extra stress and worry in both men and women.

Other ways to cure infertility, especially in men, is to wear loose underwear, so that ‘pitta’ is controlled and the sperm production is good. This also ensures good quality of sperm. Ayurveda should never be practised by self. Always consult an expert who will prescribe the right medicines for infertility. Doing everything in balance is crucial too. So be mindful of what you eat, think, watch, read and eat right and develop a healthy body for getting rid of infertility. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Table of Content

Gokshura
Nutritional Value of Gokshura
Health Benefits of Gokshura
Gokshura can be used for body building
Diuretic activity
Can be used as an aphrodisiac
Useful for women suffering from PCOS
Gokshura treats skin ailments
Gokshura can also be used as an Anti Aging agent
Gokshura treats prostate gland disorders
Helps cures heart problems
Improves brain function
Uses of Gokshura
Side-Effects & Allergies of Gokshura
Cultivation of Gokshura