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Shankhapushpi

Bindweed

Latin name:  Convolvulus microphyllus Sieb. ex Spreng., Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy (Convolvulaceae)

Sanskrit/Indian name: Shankhapushpi

General information:

Shankhapushpi is a perennial vine that is used in Ayurveda for its memory enhancing qualities. Apart from this, it also helps in reducing mental stress and may also be used for treating epilepsy.

Active Ingredients

The plant contains a wide range of bioactive compounds like resins, tanoids, vitamins and Minerals. Apart from this, it is also used for extracting an ethanolic extract.

Used for

Cardiac care: The ethanolic extract of Shankapushpi helps to protect the heart.

Debility: Shankhapushpi helps to reduce mental stress and treat debility.

Epilepsy: It is recommended by the Pharmacopeia Ayurveda as a potential treatment for epilepsy.

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