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
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.