Phytopharmacological overview of Tribulus terrestris
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Tribulus terrestris (family Zygophyllaceae), commonly known as Gokshur or Gokharu or puncture vine, has been used for a long time in both the Indian and Chinese systems of medicine for treatment of various kinds of diseases. Its various parts contain a variety of chemical constituents which are medicinally important, such as flavonoids, flavonol glycosides, steroidal saponins, and alkaloids. It has diuretic, aphrodisiac, antiurolithic, immunomodulatory, antidiabetic, absorption enhancing, hypolipidemic, cardiotonic, central nervous system, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, anticancer, antibacterial, anthelmintic, larvicidal, and anticariogenic activities. For the last few decades or so, extensive research work has been done to prove its biological activities and the pharmacology of its extracts. The aim of this review is to create a database for further investigations of the discovered phytochemical and pharmacological properties of this plant to promote research. This will help in confirmation of its traditional use along with its value-added utility, eventually leading to higher revenues from the plant.

Author(s): 
Chhatre, Saurabh
Nesari, Tanuja
Somani, Gauresh
Kanchan, Divya
Sathaye, Sadhana
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Pharmacognosy Reviews
Journal Abbreviation: 
Pharmacogn Rev
Publication Date: 
Jan 2014
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
45-51
Volume: 
8
Issue: 
15
ISSN: 
0973-7847
DOI: 
10.4103/0973-7847.125530
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 24600195 PMCID: PMC3931200

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Saurabh Chhatre, Tanuja Nesari, Gauresh Somani, Divya Kanchan and Sadhana Sathaye. Jan 2014. "Phytopharmacological overview of Tribulus terrestris." Pharmacognosy Reviews 8: 15: 45-51. 10.4103/0973-7847.125530.

Wikipedia Citation

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