Called Goathead Stickers, Puncture Vine, Gokshura, or Caltrops- as a weed, this plant can be a thorny problem for tires and painful for feet! As a tonic, though, it is powerful and respected in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and increasingly in the West.
Goathead contains significant amounts of testosterone-like compounds, and so is used by weightlifters to build muscle mass. As a sexual tonic, it improves male organ function and drive, and is also used to restore women’s libido when lost after menopause.
Goathead Stickers are also considered tonic to the male genito-urinary system, treating physical imbalances as well, especially in the prostate.