Ayurvedic Treatment

Benefits Shankhpushpi Herb

  • 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 Shankhapushpi to have anti-ulcer effects due to augmentation of mucosal defensive factors like mucin secretion and glycoprotein's.
  • Another study showed that Shankhapushpi may be helpful in improving symptoms of hyperthyroidism by reducing the activity of a liver enzyme.
  • 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.
  • It is used as a tonic, alterative and febrifuge.
  • It is a sovereign remedy in bowel complaints especially dysentery.
  • The plant is reported to be a prominent memory improving drug.
  • It is used as a psycho stimulant and tranquilizer.
  • It is reported to reduce mental tension.
  • The ethanolic extract of the plant reduces total serum cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and nonesterfied fatty-acid.

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