Tribulus terrestris is an herb of zygophyllaceae plant family. This is an annual herb. The leaves are about 1 to 5 cm. long. The leaflets are 3-6 pairs and oblong to ovate or elliptic. The flowers are yellow. The fruits are about 5 to 12 Cms. In diameter with 2 hard spines.
Tribulus terrestris is found in tropical climates of the world. It is found mainly in India, America, and Australia. Pedalium murex is native to India. In Ayurveda former variety is known as Kanti Gokharu and later as Boda Gokharu. Medicinal uses are more or less same for both the varieties.