Medicinal efficacy of Khar-e-Khasak Khurd (Tribulus terrestris Linn)

  • Qamar Alam Khan Clinical Registrar, Majeedia Unani Hospital, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Asim Ali Khan Director General, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi, India
  • Shagufta Parveen Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine

Abstract

Khar-e-Khasak-khurd (Tribulus terrestris Linn.) commonly known as Gokharu, is used for a long time for treatment of various diseases. Considerable literature is available in Unani system of medicine regarding the medicinal properties of Khar-e-khasak-khurd (Tribulus terrestris Linn.). Its various parts contain a variety of chemical constituents which are pharmacologically active, such as Harmine, Chlorogenin, Tribuloside, Trigogenin. Whole plant and seeds are used as traditional herbal medicine and having properties such as diuretic, aphrodisiac, immunomodulatory, antidiabetic, absorption enhancing, hypolipidemic, cardiotonic, hepatoprotective, antiurolithic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, and antibacterial. In the present review, an attempt has been made to cover the major pharmacological actions as well therapeutic uses of Khar-e-khasak-khurd (Tribulus terrestris Linn.) mentioned in Unani system of medicine.


Keyword: Tribulus terrestris Linn. Unani Medicine, Khar-e- Khasak Khurd, Pharmacological Actions.

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Qamar Alam Khan, Clinical Registrar, Majeedia Unani Hospital, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Clinical Registrar, Majeedia Unani Hospital, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Asim Ali Khan, Director General, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi, India

Director General, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi, India

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Khan, Q. A., Khan, A. A., & Parveen, S. (2019). Medicinal efficacy of Khar-e-Khasak Khurd (Tribulus terrestris Linn). Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 9(3-s), 847-850. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v9i3-s.2977