Shankhpushpi or Convolvulus Pluricaulis is perennial herb also called as Aloe weed in English. This herb is commonly found in India and particularly in the state of Bihar. This herb spreads on the ground along with its branches which can be up to 30 cm long. All parts of the herb are known to possess therapeutic properties and are used for medicinal purposes. This herb is famous due to its magical property to enhance all the aspects of mental ability. It contains plant chemicals like alkaloids, glucose, sucrose, glycosides and various acids. The juice of this herb is also very popular for its beneficial effects on over all health.
Convolvulus Pluricaulis is used as alterative, tonic and febrifuge. Its chemical composition includes phytonutrients like convolvine, convolidine, convoline, convolvidine, confoline, subhirsine, beta-sitosterol, phyllabine, and scopoline. It has shown anti-ulcer effects due to glycoprotiens and mucin secretion which increases mucosal defensive system. It has also shown very positive effects in controlling and relieving symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Shankhpushpi is mostly and very popularly used to enhance brain power by taking it as decoction with milk and cumin.
Shankhpushpi is potent herbal memory enhancer, since ancient times it has been used as a remedy to sharpen skills of brain and increase memory. It is treated as one of the best natural herb for increasing and improving mental prowess and also to prevent memory loss. It is used in the treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Convolvulus Pluricaulis is also a very capable remedy for treating disorders and syndromes like hypertension, hypotension, anxiety, neurosis and stresses. It is very good aid for mental relaxation and very soothing on nervous system. It works as natural tranquilizer to promote sound sleep by controlling the production of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenalin. The use of this herb is very beneficial for people having high cholesterol level, and it can reduce the activity of liver enzyme which works well for reducing symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
Shankhpushpi improve quality of tissue and bone marrow which makes it a very effective remedy for treating ulcers in the body. Its ability to improve tissue health makes it useful for beauty treatments too as it can nourish all the layers of the skin and increase elasticity, texture and tighten the skin for younger looks.
The leaves of the plant of Shankhpushpi or Convolvulus Pluricaulis are well known for their beneficial effects to provide relief in bronchitis and asthma. Another very useful effect of this herb is its property to reduce levels of non-esterified fatty acids which are main risk factors for cardiac arrest. It also has laxative properties which help in keeping digestive system clean and preventing constipation.
Shankhpushpi herb is also very useful to gain healthy weight as it promotes proper digestion and casts refreshing effects on health which helps in gaining weight and invigorate health. It is very good immunity booster and helps in rejuvenating over all health. It also possesses aphrodisiac properties and has been used in medicines for treating seminal debility since ancient times. Plant root of Convolvulus Pluricaulis herb is potent remedy for curing childhood fevers and herb itself is used for curing epilepsy. It also has diuretic properties to treat problems of urine or water retention.
Other names of Convolvulus Pluricaulis: Shankhpushpi, Kshirpushpi, Bindweed, Kaudiali, Mangalyakusuma, Shankhahuli, Vishnukranta, Shankhini, Kambumalini, Samkhapushpi, Sankaphuli