Shankhpushpi: Convolvulus Pluricaulis is a herb of choice as a brain tonic specially for the conditions of memory loss, schizophrenia, convulsions and intelligence related problems.

This herb’s powder is used to improve the intellect qualities of children. Because of the presence of abundance of the gray matters in the intestines- It also regulates the functions of the digestive system. Powder herb is also an important Rasayana to be use in the mental disabilities.

Effect on Doshas

Tridoshahar, but specially vatapittashamak. Snigdha, Pichchil, Guru Gunas and Madhur vipak makes it vatashamak, sheeta veerya – pittashamak and katu, tikta, kashaya- Kaphashamak. 

Ayurvedic Pharmacology of Shankhpushpi

Rasa GunaViryaVipaka
Kashaya, Katu, Tikta;Snigdha, Pichchil, guru, sara,Sheeta  Madhur
  • Shankhapushpi is specially used to improve intellectual power of  childerns
  • It is a brain tonic, shamak, sedative and therefore it is used in epilepsy, insomnia and giddiness.
  • It reduces the severity of attacks by its prabhav (shamak) in schizophrenia
  • This has peristaltic action which helps to eliminate intestinal toxins and constipation- therefore it becomes a herb of choice for treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • It act as a diuretic due to sheeta veerya, therefore useful in dysuria and urinary tract infections.
  • This herb is a good aphrodisiac, Implantative due to snigdha, pichchil and madhur vipak.
  • In defective sperm conditions, uterine debility, abortions and cervical incompetence, it is considered as a good medicine.
  • This herb mare cured many skin diseases because of its pittashamak and blood purifying actions.
  • It is also used in syphilis.
  • It is the best natural remedy for reduce stress level and sleeping disorders. 
Best Recommended Uses
Shankhapushpi is one of the best Ayurveda herbs to nourish brain tissues. In this way, it benefits a lot in conditions of memory loss, schizophrenia, and convulsions.
Doses and Useful Parts
Part  used:- Panchang (whole plant)
Dose:- Decoction 20-30 ml; powder 3-6 gm; cold infusion  12-50 ml.


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