Herb of the Month
||Convolvulus pluricaulis Chois.
||The whole plant is used in Ayurvedic system
||Pacifies Tridoshas especially In Vata and
Pitta dominating disorders.
herb with prostrate branches and small elliptic to oblong,
lanceolate, obtuse, mucronate leaves, flowers mostly solitary in
upper axils. Corolla blue rotate and broad funnel shaped,
It contains Glycosides, Coumarins, Flavonoids, Alkaloids
(Shankha pushpine is believed to be the principle active
Actions :Rasa:Tikta (Bitter) Guna:Pichchilla (Slimmy),Snigdha
(Unctous) Virya:Shita (Cold) Vipaka;Madhura (Sweet)
The whole herb is used medicinally in the
form of decoction with cumin and milk in fever, nervous
also in syphilis, and scrofula. '.
Shankhapushpi is used as a brain tonic.
The root is
used by the santals, for intermittent childhood fever.
The leaves are made into cigarettes and
bronchitis and asthma.
The plant is useful in internal
The oil promotes the
Decoction was given in cases of malarial
fever'. Evolvulus abinoides has got antidysenteric and
It is used as a Rasayan.
Is used as a tonic, alterative and
febrifuge. It is a sovereign remedy in bowel complaints
The plant is reported to be a prominent
memory improving drug. It is used as a psychostimulant and
tranquilizer. It is reported to reduce mental tension. The
ethanolic extract of the plant reduces total serum
cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and nonesterfied
(Clinical studies done in Central Council for Research in
Ayurveda and Siddha)
clinical and experimental studies on the Kamya Rasayana and
Naimittika Rasayana have put forth singnificant Medhya Rasayana
effect of Sankhapuspi as could be seen by its barbiturate
hyponosis potentiation effect and anti-hyponosis potentiation
effect and anti-hypertensive effects.
of the drug, with Ocimum sanctum is administered in fevers
accompanied by indigestion or diarrhoea.
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