Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2016)
A comprehensive review on shankhpushpi a morning glory
Pawan Jalwal, Balvinder Singh, Jyoti Dahiya, Sonia Khokhara
Shankhpushpi is an indigenous and very significant herb that consider as a gift of nature in Ayurveda. It is a natural medicine which enhances the memory power. It rejuvenates the nervous functions. It is also a natural tonic for mental development of children. It is very bitter, pungent, alternative tonic, brightens intellect, useful in bronchitis, improve complexion, biliousness, epilepsy and teething troubles of infants etc. this review include all the aspects of shankhpushpi. Convolvulus pluricaulis is a prostrate, spreading, perennial, wild herb commonly found on sandy or rocky ground under xerophytic conditions in northern India. It is one of the most important Medhya Rasayana drugs in Ayurveda. Its use improves the balance and vitiation in Kapha-vata-pitta doshas and the herb is astringent and bitter. Herbalists believe that Shankhpushpi calms the nerves by regulating the body’s production of the stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline. This drug shows antidepressant, antidiabetic, cardiovascular, anxiolytic, antioxidant, neuroprotective, hypolipidemic activity. It also shows antimicrobial, insecticidal, antifungal, antibacterial and anthelmintic, anticonvulsant, antiulcer and anticatatonic activity.
How to cite this article:
Pawan Jalwal, Balvinder Singh, Jyoti Dahiya, Sonia Khokhara. A comprehensive review on shankhpushpi a morning glory. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2016; 5(1): 14-18.