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Abstract

VERSATILE USES OF NOVEL HERB KHARE KHASK (T. TERRESTRIS L.) IN ETHANOMEDICINE

Lubna Fatima*, Arshiya Sultana, Saad Ahmed and Masuma Zaki.

ABSTRACT

The usage of medicinal plants for disease management has become a
theurapetic modality. In Unani literature numerous drugs are
mentioned which have immense medicinal properties. Kharekhask
(Tribulus terrestris Linn) is one of them. It has long been in use as a
Unani drug for different ailments such as ehtabase haiz (amenorrhea)
and amraze rehm(uterine disease) etc as it has mudire baul wa
haiz(diuretic and emmenegogue), muhallile auram(anti-inflammatory),
muqawwie bah (aphrodisiac) etc properties. Tribulus terrestris
contains steroids, saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, unsaturated fatty
acids, vitamins, tannins, resins, nitrate potassium, aspartic acid and
glutamic acid. Moreover, it has been pharmacologically proven for its
aphrodisiac, CNS depressant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, diuretic and
estrogenic effects. In the present review, we focus on taxonomy, chemical constituents and
uses of Kharekhask(Tribulus terrestris) in Unani system of medicine.

Keywords: Kharekhask, Tribulus terrestris, Unani drug.


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