English Name :- Shankh Pushpi
Botanical Name :- Convolvulus pluricaulis
Family :- CONVOLVULACEAE
Parts - Used:- Whole plant, Roots, Leaves and Flowers
Habit :- A small prostrate creeping herb, branches pubescent, flowers white
Taste :- Bitter
Chemical Constituents :- Alkaloid shankhpushpin (Active compounds) Essential Oil, Methyl pentos, Scamonolic acid and Palmitin acid, Phytosterol, Ipuranol, Sucrose Reducing sugars, starch and Olein.
Effective on brain and heart, Positive effect on blood pressure of acetylcolonine, Reduces blood pressure and tension, increases memory, Effective on Thyroid high secretion; useful in mental disease, Epilepsy, Insomnia and Venum.
- It is used as a brain tonic and improves memory.
- This herb is also used as one of the most important ingredients in the treatment of disorders/syndromes, such as hypertension, hypotension, anxiety neurosis, stresses etc.
- It is also beneficial in rejuvenation therapy and works as psycho-stimulant and tranquillizer.
- The extract from this herb helps in reducing the level of cholesterol in blood including triglycerides, phospholipids and fatty acids.
- This herb is helpful in fighting ulcers that are formed in the body due to glycoprotiens and mucous secretions, improving the nerve tissues and bore marrow quality.
- It is also one of the best herbs that are used for enhancing beauty and helps in nourishing all the layers of skin.
- The herb serves to induce a feeling of calmness and peace, promotes good sleep and brings relief in anxiety and mental fatigue. It brings a significant reduction in anxiety levels and neuroticism occurring due to varied stress levels.
- This herb has an invigorating effect on overall health and promotes weight gain.
- It also helps in removing certain types of fatty acids that are harmful for body.
- This herb has anti ulcer properties and is helpful in alleviating the symptoms hypothyroidism by reducing the activeness of a liver enzyme.
A word of caution
Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner before self administering this herb.