Nerunjil powder / நெருஞ்சில் பொடி 100g
Caltrops / Nerunjil / Gokhru Powder
Tamil : Nerunjil - நெருஞ்சில்
Malayalam : Nerinji, Njerinjil, Nerinjil, Njerinjil, Mulluringi
Hindi : Gokshura
Telugu : Antisha, Apamargamu, Uttareni
Botanical : Tribulus Terrestris
Gokhru Powder / Nerinjil powder
Gokhru is an important medicinal herb in the Ayurvedic system, as it is one of the herbs with multiple, holistic set of benefits for human health. Gokhru is also commonly known by other names like gokhsur, puncture vine, bindii, cathead, and burra gokhru.
Gokhru is primarily used for dealing with sexual problems and problems related to the kidneys and the urinary system in our body. In this post, we will look at the five most important health benefits of gokhru, which is best consumed in powder form.
Uses & Benefits
Reduction in kidney problems: When consumed in the form of a water-based decoction for twice a day, Gokhru powder is said to break and eliminate kidney stones. It also further prevents kidney stone formation in the future.
Reduction in kidney problems: When consumed in the form of a water-based decoction for twice a day, Gokhru powder is said to break and eliminate kidney stones. It also further prevents kidney stone formation in the future. Urinary problems such as blood in urine, urinary infection, frequent urination, painful urination and urine blockage can be resolved to a great extent by usage of Gokhru powder.
Aids in muscle building: We’ve seen above that the saponins in Gokhru increase the secretion of hormones like testosterone. This helps in resolving weakness by helping improve the immune system, and further helps in muscle building and increase in body strength. Grind gokhru powder along with amla, bhringraj and mulethi, all in equal quantities, and consumed twice a day to notice benefits in a few days.
Blood Pressure reduction: The hypotensive properties of Gokhru help in controlling high blood pressure. Regular consumption of Gokhru also helps to reduce cholesterol levels in the body. Mix ½ tbsp of Gokhru powder in a glass of warm water and leave it overnight. Consume this kadha of Gokhru water the next morning. Doing this will show considerable reduction in the blood pressure in a couple of months.
Boost in sexual performance: Gokhru powder, when consumed along with Ashwagandha powder, can help reduce sexual weakness in men, including treating issues of erectile dysfunction and low sperm count. The saponins contained in Gokhru stimulate testosterone secretion in men and promotes spermatogenesis. It should be consumed twice a day for up to 10 days before any difference can be noticed.
There are no known side effects with this herb. Seek medical advice for its use during pregnancy.