Botanical name – Convolvulus pluricaulis
Family name – Convulvulaceae
English name – Bindweed
Common name – Sankhapushpi
Synonyms – Sankhahwa, Mangalyakusuma, Vishnukranta, Nilipushpi.
Habit – Perennial shrub
Useful Parts – Whole plant and juice
Common uses – It is believed to be the only herb that is capable of enhancing all the aspects related to brainpower, such as learning, memory, and the ability to recall. It is used also to treat insomnia with great results. The herb is also used as one of the most important ingredients in the treatment of disorders/syndromes, such as hypertension, hypotension, anxiety neurosis, stress, hypothyroidism, etc. It is also beneficial in rejuvenation therapy and works as a psycho-stimulant and tranquilizer. It helps in reducing the level of cholesterol in the blood, including triglycerides, phospholipids, and fatty acids. The herb is helpful in fighting ulcers that are formed in the body due to glycoproteins and mucous secretions, improving the nerve tissues and bone marrow quality. It is also used for enhancing the beauty and helps in nourishing all the layers of skin. Shankhapushpi is a Rasayana herb, it is used as a tonic, alterative, and febrifuge, used in fever, nervous debility, loss of memory, syphilis, and scrofula. The oil stimulates the growth of hair.
Indications – It is used internally in giddiness, insomnia, insanity, epilepsy, constipation, gastritis, burning sensation, thirst, hoarseness of voice, cardiac disorders, bleeding disorders, skin disorders, burning micturition, infertility, and fever.
Product description – It is the main ingredient in Brahma Rasayana, Shankhapushpi tablet,