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Yellow Vine

Yellow Vine

Scientific name of Yellow Vine: Tribulus Terrestris Linn

Name of  Yellow Vine in different languages:-

English: Puncture-vine, Caltrop, bullhead, cat's head, goat head, devil's eyelashes, devil’s thorn, devil's weed,

Hindi: Bindii, burra gokharu.

Sanskrit: Gokshura

Malayalam: Njerinjil ഞെരിഞ്ഞിൽ

Plant description:

Puncture Vine or Goathead ( Tribulus Terrestris) is a tropical herb, grows to 1 m. tall, leaves are pinnate and oppositely arranged, stem branched, the flowers are lemon yellow in color, petals. The nuts are hard, bear 2 to 4 sharp spines, about 10 mm long and 6 mm wide, and resemble goat’s heads.

Useful plant parts:

Fruits, leaf and root

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Odd-pinnate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Odd-pinnate-leaflet-in-rows
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Medicinal uses:

To increase physical and sexual power, useful in the treatment of kidney, bladder, urinary tract disorders, Vata disorders, TB etc.

Chemical contents of Yellow Vine:

Oryzalin, benefin, Adaptogen

Warning: Do not use it in the time of breastfeeding and pregnancy, it may cause very low blood sugar.

Yellow Vine is the one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Abhayarishtam Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu Maharajaprasarini Thailam
Ajamamsa Rasayanam Dhanwanthararishtam Mushikadi Thailam
Bala punarvaadi Kashayam Diureston Tablet Mutra Virechaniya Kashayas
Bipasil Tablets Femlin Tablets Pathrina Tablets
Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita Garbharaksha Kashayam Raktansoo Tablets
Brihat Dashamoola Tailam Himasagara Tailam Sahacharadi Kuzhambu
Brihatyadi kashayam Indukantam Ghritam Shatavaryadi Ghrita
Changeri Ghrita Kumaryasavam Shilapravang Tablet
Dadhika Ghrita Kumkumadi Tailam Sukumara Ghrita
Dasamoola Ghrita Kutajashtaka Kashaya Trikantaka Ghritam
Dasamoola Panchakoladi Kashayam Maha Panchagavya Ghrita Ureaze Tablet
Dasamoolarishtam Maha Vishagarbha Tailam Vidariyadi Ghritam
Devdarvadi Kashaya Mahanarayan thailam Yogarajagulgulu Gulika

 

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