GOKSHURA HERBAL POWDER (TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS)Nourishing reproductive tonic & cooling, decongesting diuretic. Calms the nerves & reduces pain.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Promotes urine flow without drying tissues. Instead, Gokshura is anabolic and moistening, and tastes a bit like coffee. It soothes urinary tract tissues.
Gokshura improves sexual function - including virility, fertility, and sperm production.
Gokshura is a nervine that relieves pain, and relaxes tension (antispasmodic).
It clears and reduces stagnation of the blood, in part by dilating coronary arteries.
Gokshura is a creeper with a thorny seed that grows along the ground.
SUGGESTED USE1/8 - 1/4 tsp in warm water twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
||How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Gokshura
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.
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ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
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ABOUT OILY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
In Ayurveda, oily refers to anything moistening. More specifically, oily refers to building substances that increases fat, or are themselves fatty. For example, sugar is Oily.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Male Health, Kidney Bladder Urinary, Reproductive Health
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Gokshura
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Nerve Relaxant Grounding
Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.
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Sedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.
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Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.
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A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
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Antipruritics are herbs that inhibit itching that is often associated with itching skin conditions such as sunburns, allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, fungal infections, insect bites, or contact dermatitis (as in poison ivy exposure.)
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Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
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An herb that tonifies and strengthens the urinary system. These can be helpful for urinary incontinence or improving function after a urinary tract infection. They can also strengthen the bladder to ward off a urinary tract infection.
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Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
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An herb that promotes fertility. Generally used by women who wish to become pregnant. These herbs may also help with menstrual problems of deficiency, such as amenorrhea (lack of a period).
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An herb that tonifies and strengthens the uterus. Helpful for menstrual difficulties and fertility. Often herbs that increase ojas, but also circulation to reproductive system.
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Gokshura
Dates (dried) has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Diuretic, Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Nutritive, Uterine-tonic, Alterative, Demulcent, Promotes-fertility
Popped Amaranth has these Actions in Common
Soothing, Diuretic, Nutritive, Alterative, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Demulcent, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Amaranth has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Alterative, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Demulcent, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Soothing, Diuretic
Poppy Seed has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Analgesic, Antitussive, Relieves-tension, Antipruritic, Muscle-relaxant, Sedative
Carrot has these Actions in Common
Skin-tonic, Antilithic, Hypotensive, Tonic, Detoxicant, Nutritive, Alterative, Diuretic
Grape has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Nervine, Uterine-tonic, Builds-semen, Nutritive, Alterative, Diuretic, Tonic
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Relieves-tension, Antipruritic, Diuretic, Abortifacient, Antispasmodic, Muscle-relaxant, Analgesic
Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Sedative, Analgesic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Diuretic, Nutritive
Parsley (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Abortifacient, Antispasmodic, Uterine-tonic, Alterative, Detoxicant, Antilithic, Diuretic
Almonds has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Builds-semen, Nutritive, Muscle-relaxant, Skin-tonic
Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Nutritive, Antitussive, Hypotensive, Sedative, Demulcent, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Gokshura
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Sedative, Builds-semen, Testosteronic, Diuretic, Tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Urinary-tonic, Abortifacient, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Uterine-tonic, Alterative, Nervine, Analgesic, Nutritive, Antispasmodic, Relieves-tension
Vidari has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Soothing, Builds-semen, Testosteronic, Demulcent, Tonic, Diuretic, Urinary-tonic, Hypotensive, Uterine-tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Alterative, Promotes-fertility
Cornsilk has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Alterative, Soothing, Analgesic, Urinary-tonic, Antilithic, Demulcent, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Hypotensive
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common
Sedative, Antispasmodic, Soothing, Muscle-relaxant, Tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Nutritive, Promotes-fertility, Relieves-tension
Saw Palmetto has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Uterine-tonic, Nervine, Nutritive, Promotes-fertility, Soothing, Testosteronic, Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Urinary-tonic
Black Cohosh has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Promotes-fertility, Sedative, Analgesic, Tonic, Antipruritic, Uterine-tonic, Antispasmodic, Hypotensive
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Testosteronic, Antispasmodic, Tonic, Detoxicant, Hypotensive, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nervine, Relieves-tension
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Alterative, Tonic, Antilithic, Urinary-tonic, Antispasmodic, Antitussive, Builds-semen, Diuretic, Hypotensive
Anantamul has these Actions in Common
Builds-semen, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Promotes-fertility, Skin-tonic, Tonic, Urinary-tonic, Alterative, Uterine-tonic
Bala has these Actions in Common
Builds-semen, Demulcent, Nervine, Nutritive, Promotes-fertility, Tonic, Analgesic, Urinary-tonic, Aphrodisiac
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Gokshura may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.