Sanskrit name: Shankhapushpi, Shankhava
Botanical name: Convolvulus pluricaulis, Convolvulus
Habitat: It is native to India.
- Rasa (taste): Bitter
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and pitta, may aggravates vatta
Shankhapushpi has been used for many years by the Ayurveda practitioners as Brain tonic to enhance their memory abilities and for treating brain related disorders. Bindweed acts as a purgative helps in digestion related diseases. It helps in the regulation of metabolism and glucose digestion, thus helping in regulating blood sugar levels. It also possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties and helps in the treatment of skin ailments. It is rich in antioxidants and can be helpful in treating stress, anxiety, depression.
No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.
Avoid during pregnancy and lactation.