Gokhru Also called Gokshura, ChotaGokhru, Puncture vine, Devil’s weed, Gokhru is a herb that is used to deal with kidney and urinary problems. There are 2 species recognized in India with one called BadaGokhru (Big Gokhru) and the herb described here being called ChotaGokhru (Small Gokhru).
Gokhru has been used in India to deal with kidney and urinary problems, and also as a sexual libido enhancer. It is also considered an aphrodisiac and libido-enhancer. It was used in Ayurvedic system of medicine to treat asthma, cough, edema and kidney problems and to help reduce the pain while passing urine. Researchers have found this herb to possess hypotensive, aphrodisiac, anti-microbial, anti-cancer and diuretic properties.
Other Names: perunerunji, pilliyatti, pippilineruncil, pippiliyatti, tarakantikai, tenkattai, tirikatakacceti, tirikatakam, tirikatam, tottaputu, vanacirunkatam, vayirakanikkoti, vayirakarani, vettatiramuli, viramattali, virucalapakkoti, virucalapam, vitattakikacceti, yanai nerunci, yanai nerungil, yanaikkal, yanainerinci, yanaineruncil, yanainerunji, yanaivananki,aane neggilu, aane nerigilu, anenegaligida, aneneggilu, anenegilu, anianeggula, anne-galu-gida, annegalugida, dodda neeranji, dodda neggilu, doddaneggili, doddaneggilu, gonkara mullu, ana-nerinnil, ananerinnil, caca-mullu, kakka-mullu, kakkamullu, kathenerinmil, kattu-nerinjal, kattu-nerinnil, kattunerinjil, kattunerinnil, katunerinjal, nerinnil,enuga-palleru-mullu, enugapallaeru, enugapalleru, enugapalleru mullu, enugapallerumullu, pedda palleru, pedda-palleru, peddapaleru, peddapallaeru, yenugapalleru, yenugu-palleru, bhar-gokharu, gokhura, hatticharatte, karanothia, karonathia, karonta, motegokharu, mothe-gokharu, mothe-gokhru, mothegokharu, moto, selusaran, ubha-gokhru