Different chemo types of Gokhru (Tribulus terrestris): A herb used for improving physique and physical performance

Devi Datt Joshi, Ramesh Chandra Uniyal


Tribulus terrestris in India is recommended as diuretic, demulcent and aphrodisiac while in traditional Chinese medicines it is used to
calm the liver. Currently male impotency is being cured using saponins from T. terrestris of Bulgarian origin. Th e change in therapeutic practices with geoclimatic regions have been scientifi cally elaborated by using the molecular marker techniques, for proper chemo type selection and standardization of herb to fulfi ll the therapeutic requirement based on quality, quantity of content and effi cacy, for targeted therapy and production of quality products with fi nger prints as claimed in the product.
Key words: Geo-climatic regions, saponins, therapeutic properties, Tribulus terrestris

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