Njerinjil, Gokhru, Puncture vine - Buy Online
Njerinjil, Gokhru, Puncture vine
Njerinjil or Gokhru is a herbaceous perennial annual plant. It has a green to orange-brown coloured stem and leaves arranged in opposite directions. These are also called by different names like Puncture vine, Gokshura, Devil’s weed, and Chota Gokhru. There exist two different species of Gokhru in India, one called as BadaGokhru (Big Gokhru) and the other called as ChotaGokhru (Small Gokhru). Since ancient times this plant is used for dealing with kidney and urinary problems. It is also considered an aphrodisiac and libido enhancer. It is used in Ayurvedic system of medicine to treat asthma, cough, edema and kidney problems and to help reduce the pain while passing urine. Water boiled with Njerinjil or Gokhru seeds are also used for the treatment of kidney and urinary diseases.