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.


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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