Monday, March 21, 2016

Ayurvedic Herb- Gokshura - an Excellent Aphrodisiac

Gokshura is widely used in Ayurveda to boost libido as it is an aphrodisiac. A study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine says that Gokshura (gokhru) can improve fertility. It also says that it can improve sperm count and motility. One of the important properties that make gokhru an aphrodisiac is the fact that it boosts testosterone levels and hence improves libido.

The whole plant is full of biologically active compounds, and every part of it has different health benefits.
Its fruit is rich in alkaloids, resins, saponins and certain aromatic oils.
The stem contains phytosterols, alkaloids such as harman, tannins and carbohydrates.
The roots and leaves contain flavonoids, alkaloids, resins and proteins.
All these active compounds are responsible for its different health benefits.

Apart from being used as an aphrodisiac, gokhru can also be used to improve kidney and liver function and treat urinary diseases. It is known to control blood pressure levels as it has cholesterol-lowering properties.
Method of using Gokshura
Various Gokhru supplements are easily available in Ayurvedic medicine shop.

Caution: gokhru should be consumed under medical supervision as its continuous use is known to increase the risk of prostate disorders. One should also avoid using it during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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