Medicinal uses of Shankhpushpi(Convolvulus pluricaulis)

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 astringent, antidysenteric, antispasmodic, antiphlogistic, febrifuge, and alterative properties.

shankhpushpi

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.

  • Shankhpushpi for improving memory, brain power and Shankhpushpi for treating mental fatigue
    Take Shankhpushpi powder (3 to 6 grams) with milk every morning.
  • Shankhpushpi for enhancing intellect in kids
    Take Shankhpushpi powder (2 to 4 grams) with Sweet Flag/bach powder (1 gm).
  • Shankhpushpi for treating Epilepsy, excessive menstruation 
    Take Shankhpushpi juice 2 ml with honey.
  • Shankhpushpi for 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.
  • Shankhpushpi for treating headache
    Take Shankhpushpi powder (1 grams), Black Henbane/Hyoscyamus niger 250 milligrams with hot water.
  • Shankhpushpi for treating bed wetting
    Prepare powder by mixing Shankhpushpi powder (2 grams) and black sesame/kale til (1 gram). Take this powder with milk.
  • Shankhpushpi for treating high blood pressure
    Take fresh juice of Shankhpushpi 10-20 ml every morning and evening for some days.
  • Shankhpushpi for treating diabetes
    Take Shankhpushpi powder (5 grams) or Shankhpushpi juice (10-15 ml).
  • Shankhpushpi for treating Vomiting
    Take Shankhpushpi juice 2 tsp, black pepper powder and mix in honey. Take frequently.
  • Shankhpushpi for skin problems, and reducing wrinkles
    Take Shankhpushpi powder (2 to 4 grams) with honey/misri..

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