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Tribulus terrestris

Latin Name: Tribulus terrestris
English Name: Small Caltrops
Sanskrit / Indian Name: Gokshura

Tribulus terrestris is a prostrate annual herb. Its principal constituent is harmine. It is a diuretic drug useful in urolithiasis, dysurea, impotence and kidney dysfunction.

It has tonic and aphrodisiac properties. It is known to increase the quantity of semen and is useful in diseases of the genitourinary tract. The plant and seeds have spasmolytic and cardiotonic activity.