Benefits of Shankhpushpi

Shankhpushpi is a small annual, creeper herb growing all over wasteland in India. The word Shankhpushpi means ‘the plant with flowers shaped like a conch’. It is a good nervous system tonic.

Benefits of Shankhpushpi: Memory, intelligence, insanity, epilepsy, brain tonic, nervous disorders, anxiety, internal haemorrhages, neurosis, chronic bronchitis, ulcers, constipation, indigestion, intestinal diseases, nervousness, skin diseases.

Action: Alterative, nervine.

Scientific name: Convolvulus pluricaulis.

Useful part: Entire plant.

Dosage: 2–10g per day dried or 3–15ml per day


Rasa (taste): Bitter, pungent,astringent

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet

Guna (quality): Unctuous, light

Dosa effect: VKP

Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, nerve,reproductive

Srotas (channel): Nervous, mental,excretory,reproductive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Shankhapushpi, Shankhaahvaa, Kshirapushpi, Maangalya Kusuma (white-flowered). Blue-flowered variety-Vishnukraanti, Vishnukraantaa, Vishnugandhi.

English: None.

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