Gokshura - 60-70g Powder
Man’s best ally for promoting and balancing hormones and supporting sexual organs and functioning. Male hormonal health is an area which is not as focused on in modern times as it was in ancient days – here, a medicine regarded as a weed, is an ally for supporting heath across ages.
- Increases testosterone levels
- Treats impotence, sexual dysfunctions and venereal disease
- Increases stamina
- Prostate health
From ancient times, humans have been in search of plants to boost up sexual vigour and performance. Gokshura was revered as one of the earliest potent aphrodisiacs used by ancient populations. Modern people on the other hand have trampled on this thorny weed, shunning it due to its sharp fruit with little regard for its potent health benefits.
As a staple in natural Chinese, Indian, Bulgarian, Unani and African medicine for hundreds of years, Gokshura truly is a revered weed. Gokshura grows on most continents around the world, but does especially well in dry climates, thriving in areas where other plants are unable to survive – known as ‘deviltjies’ in South Africa.
This small, flowering plant produces fruit made up of five spiky nutlets. The fruit resembles the head of a goat or bull with horns sharp enough to cause injury - but when ingested it spurs on exceptional well-being.
The fruit has been used medicinally as an aphrodisiac, and to treat impotence, venereal diseases, and sexual debility. This plant is also used as a diuretic as well as to increase natural testosterone levels in the body.
The constituents of this amazing weed include steroidal saponin, flavonoids, glycosides, alkaloids, tannins and unique compounds only found in Gokshura called terrestribisamide, tribulusterine, and terrestrosin D.
Gokshura is well-known for its natural ability to increase sex drive and improve sexual satisfaction, as well as improve sperm quality and remedy erectile dysfunction. This is due to the androgen increasing properties of protodioscin and protogracillin, which works by increasing the conversion of testosterone into the potent dehydrotestosterone, this stimulates not only an increase in sex drive but also the production of red cells from bone marrow along with muscular developments contributing to improvement in blood circulatory and the oxygen transportation systems, thus leading to optimal health.
This thorny medicine is also a great diuretic, helping to increase urine production and flush the body of harmful toxins. It is also a natural remedy in the treatment of kidney stones, bloating, and can be effective in lowering blood pressure.
Gokshura promotes the release of nitric oxide which in turn increases the flow of oxygen rich blood to muscles, and enables better use of nutrients, increased stamina, and lean muscle mass growth - making it ideal for active individuals.
Gokshura is most commonly seen as a male herb - however women can safely use this herb as well, with numerous studies validating its use not just for improved libido but as an ally for menopausal symptoms too.
1-2 x tsp per day
Morning/ midday for energy and stamina
Slightly bitter, astringent
Powder: Tribulus Terrestris