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     FOREVER shankhapushpi

Convolvulus pluricaulis

 

Sanskrit

:

Shankhapushpi

Latin name

:

Convolvulus pluricaulis

Family

 

Convolvulaceae

 Morphology: Perennial herb, rhizomes stoloniferous. Stems sparsely tufted erect. Leaves are flat, liner green with prominent nerves and scabrous. Flowers are 10-20 flowered pale or purplish. Stamens 3. Fruit is a Nut oblong, trigonous, stramineous and stiptate.

Ayurvedic Pharmacodynamic properties: 

Rasa

:

Katu (pungent), and Kashya (astringent)

Guna

:

Guru (heavy), Sara (unstable), Snigdha (oily), Pichchila (stiky)

Virya

:

Ushna (hot)*

Vipaka

:

Madhura (sweet)

Doshakarma

:

Tridoshahara (alleviate all the three Dosha)

 

Useful parts

:

Panchanga

Medicinal uses

:

Shankhapushpi is a medhya Rasayana herb, It has been used as Vrishya, tonic, alterative and febrifuge used in fever, nervous debility and loss of memory. The whole herb is used medicinally in the form of decoction with cumin and milk in fever, nervous debility, loss of memory, also in syphilis, and scrofula. '. Shankhapushpi is used as a brain tonic. Is used as a tonic, alterative and febrifuge. It is a sovereign remedies in bowel complaints especially dysentery. It is used as a psychostimulant and tranquilizer. The ethanolic extract of the plant reduces total serum cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and nonesterfied fatty-acid.

Dose

:

Churna (powder) 5 gm

Important formulations

:

Shalmali Ghrita, Pushpadhanwa Rasa, Bolabaddha Rasa

 

Home remedies:

1.      Its Swarasa 10 ml should be taken in hemetemesis.

2.      In Unmada, it should be taken along with 1 gm Jiraka powder with milk.

3.      Its daily intake produces Rasayana effects and increases memory.

Summary:

Shankhapushpi or Convolvulus pluricaulis is an indigenous plant commonly mentioned in Ayurveda, an ancient system of Indian medicine, as a rasayana which is mainly advocated for use in mental stimulation and rejuvenation therapy. Little human research has been published in the Western medical literature regarding this plant. One study shows shankhpushpi to have anti-ulcer effects due to augmentation of mucosal defensive factors like mucin secretion and glycoproteins. The plant is reported to be a prominent memory improving drug. It is reported to reduce mental tension. It is so effective in CNS disorders. It is also has anti thyroid activity.


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