Medicinal uses of Shankhpushpi(Convolvulus pluricaulis)

Shankhpushpi or Convolvulus pluricaulis herb can be used to treat various mental health problems and memory booster. Know how to use this herb.

Shankhpushpi or Convolvulus pluricaulis is a perennial medicinal herb. This plant is found throughout India, ascending to 2000 m in the Himalayas. Shankhpushpi is a brain tonic that effectively treats nervine disorders, mental aberration, anxiety neurosis, internal haemorrhages, spermatorrhoea and numerous other diseases. It has an astringent, antidysenteric, antispasmodic, antiphlogistic, febrifuge, and alterative properties.


Botanical details

  • Botanical name: Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy, Synonym: C. microphyllus Sieb.;C. prostratus Forsk.
  • Family: Convolvulaceae
  • Ayurvedic: Shankhapushpi, Shankhaahvaa, Kshirapushpi, Maangalya Kusuma (whiteflowered). Blue flowered var., Vishnukraanti, Vishnukraantaa
  • Unani: Sankhaahuli (blue-flowered)
  • Siddha/Tamil: Sivakraandi (whiteflowered), Vishnukraandi (blueflowered).

Here are given few remedies that can be done at home for treating various diseases using Shankhpushpi or Convolvulus pluricaulis.

  • For improving memory, brain power and Shankhpushpi for treating mental fatigue
    Take Shankhpushpi powder (3 to 6 grams) with milk every morning.
  • Enhancing intellect in kids
    Take Shankhpushpi powder (2 to 4 grams) with Sweet Flag/bach powder (1 gm).
  • Treating Epilepsy, excessive menstruation
    Take Shankhpushpi juice 2 ml with honey.
  • Treating hysteria, delirium and epilepsy
    Mix powders of Shankhpushpi, Sweet flag/bach and Brahmi in equal quantities. Take 3 gm of this powder twice a day.
  • Headache
    Take Shankhpushpi powder (1 grams), Black Henbane/Hyoscyamus niger 250 milligrams with hot water.
  • Bed wetting
    Prepare powder by mixing Shankhpushpi powder (2 grams) and black sesame/kale til (1 gram). Take this powder with milk.
  • High blood pressure
    Take fresh juice of Shankhpushpi 10-20 ml every morning and evening for some days.
  • Diabetes
    Take Shankhpushpi powder (5 grams) or Shankhpushpi juice (10-15 ml).
  • Vomiting
    Take Shankhpushpi juice 2 tsp, black pepper powder and mix in honey. Take frequently.
  • Skin problems, and reducing wrinkles
    Take Shankhpushpi powder (2 to 4 grams) with honey/misri..

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