aka: Tribulus, Puncture Vine, Bai Ji Li
Tribulus is also used to treat many kidney, bladder, and urinary tract and uro-genital related conditions, where it acts as a diuretic and lithotriptic, and helps kidney or bladder stones, gleet, venereal diseases including gonorrhea, phosphaturia, chronic cystitis, dysuria, painful urination, edema, nephritis, hematuria, gout, diabetes, and incontinence of urine. Gokshura is often used with Punarnava in diuretic formulas. It is additionally a nervine and analgesic, used to treat rheumatism, lumbago, and sciatica, as well as hemorrhoids, cough, and dyspnea. Tribulus is invigorating to post partum women, has "sattvic" properties, and is also well known as an ingredient in the Dashmoola Ten Roots Compound. The most commonly used parts are the seeds and roots.