Gokshura, Gokṣura, Go-kshura: 14 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Gokṣura can be transliterated into English as Goksura or Gokshura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Gokṣura (गोक्षुर) is a Sanskrit word referring to Tribulus terrestris, an annual plant from the Zygophyllaceae (caltrop) family of flowering plants. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. It is also known as Śvadaṃṣṭrā. In English, the plant is known as the “land-caltrops”, “puncture-vine” or “devil’s weed”.
This plant (Gokṣura) is also mentioned as a medicine used for the treatment of all major fevers (jvara), as described in the Jvaracikitsā (or “the treatment of fever”) which forms the first chapter of the Sanskrit work called Mādhavacikitsā. In this work, the plant is also known by the name Kulathī. In this work, the plant is mentioned being part of both the Daśamūla and Pañcamūla groups of medicinal drugs.Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
Gokṣura (गोक्षुर).—The Gokṣura plant has sharp thorns and fruits similar to water chest-nut. The root is a component in daśamūla. The fruit is diuretic and promotes semen and strength.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
Gokṣura (गोक्षुर) is the Sanskrit name for a medicinal plant identified with Tribulus terrestris Linn. (“puncture vine”) from the Zygophyllaceae or “caltrop” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.40-43 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Note: Gokṣura is of two kinds i.e. with smaller (Kṣudragokṣura) and bigger fruits. Both these species have more than three spikes. Gokṣura is commonly known in Hindi as Gokharū; in Bengali as Gokhuriā; in Marathi as Kaṇṭe-gokhrū; in Gujurati as Nhana-gokharū; in Telugu as Pannerumullū; and in Tamil as Nerunjī.
Gokṣura is mentioned as having ten synonyms: Gokṣuraka, Kṣurāṅga, Śvadaṃṣṭraka, Kaṇṭaka, Bhadrakaṇṭaka, Vyāladaṃṣṭra, Kṣuraka, Mahāṅga and Duṣcakrama.
Properties and characteristics: “both the Gokṣuras [Gokṣura and Kṣudragokṣura] are cold in nature and give strength to the body. They are sweet in rasa and are roborant (bṛṃhaṇa). Gokṣuras cure dysuria, lithisasis, obstinate urinary disorders, including diabetes mellitus and burning syndrome. They are good rejuvenators”.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics
Gokṣura (गोक्षुर) refers to Tribullus terrestris is the name of a medicinal plant, according to the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha (chapter 4) written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs (viz., Gokṣura) during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.
Gokṣura (Tribullus terrestris) is described as vīrya-vṛddhikara (virility enhancing), bala-vṛddhikara (physical and mental strength enhancing) and vīrya-doṣahara (semen defect curing).Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci
Gokṣura (गोक्षुर) refers to a medicinal plant known as Tribulus terrestris Linn., and is mentioned in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs (viz., Gokṣura). It describes only those formulations which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Evaluation of Cyavanaprāśa on Health and Immunity related Parameters in Healthy Children
Gokṣura (गोक्षुर) refers to the medicinal plant known as Tribulus terrestris, Fr., and is used in the Ayurvedic formulation known as Cyavanaprāśa: an Ayurvedic health product that helps in boosting immunity.—Cyavanaprāśa has been found to be effective as an immunity booster, vitalizer and a preventer of day to day infections and allergies such as common cold and cough etc. It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation comprising ingredients such as Gokṣura. [...] Cyavanaprāśa can be consumed in all seasons as it contains weather friendly ingredients which nullify unpleasant effects due to extreme environmental and climatic conditions.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Botanical identification of plants described in Mādhava Cikitsā
Gokṣura (गोक्षुर) or Śvadaṃṣṭra (one of the pāñcamūlikā) refers to the medicinal plant Tribulus terrestris L., and is used in the treatment of atisāra (diarrhoea), according to the 7th century Mādhavacikitsā chapter 2. Atisāra refers to a condition where there are three or more loose or liquid stools (bowel movements) per day or more stool than normal. The second chapter of the Mādhavacikitsā explains several preparations [including Gokṣura] through 60 Sanskrit verses about treating this problem.Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha
Gokṣura (गोक्षुर) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Tribulus terrestris Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning gokṣura] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
gōkṣura (गोक्षुर).—m (S) A plant, Ruellia longifolia. Rox. Applied in Bengal also to Tribulus lanuginosus. 2 A cow's hoof. 3 A cow-track.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Gokṣura (गोक्षुर).—a cow's hoof.
Derivable forms: gokṣuram (गोक्षुरम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) The name of a plant; also Gokhura, (Ruellia longifolia, Rox, it is also applied in Bengal to Tribulus lanuginosus.) n.
(-raṃ) A cow’s hoof. E. go a cow, and kṣura a hoof, the thorns getting between the hoofs of cattle; also with kan added gokṣuraka, and with khura a hoof, gokhura.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gokṣura (गोक्षुर):—[=go-kṣura] [from go] m. = -kaṇṭa, or Tribulus lanuginosus, [Suśruta]
2) [v.s. ...] a cow’s hoof, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) [v.s. ...] [varia lectio] for -khura q.v.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Ends with: Kshudragokshura.
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (127): Chandranatha rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Treatment for fever (115): Kasturi-bhusana rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 6 - Use of incinerated mica < [Chapter I - Uparasa (1): Abhra or Abhraka (mica)]
Part 4 - Process for creation of Dhanya-abhra (paddy mica) < [Chapter I - Uparasa (1): Abhra or Abhraka (mica)]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CCXII - Other Medicinal Recipes < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CCXVII - Various Recipes for the cure of sterility, virile impotency, etc. < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
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Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)