Bengali Name : Shanapuspi
Chinese Name : Tu ding gui
English Name : Morning Glory, English Speedwheel
Gujarati Name : Shankhavali
Hindi Name : Shankhapushpi, Shankhpushpi
Kannada Name : Bilikantisoppu, Shankhapushpi, Shankhauli
Latin name : Evolvulus alsinoides Linn. & Wall.
Marathi Name : Sankhahuli, Shankhavela, Sankhapuspi
Punjabi Name : Ksirapuspi, Sankhapuspi, Sankhahuli
Sanskrit Name : Vishnukranta, Vishnukranti, Shankhapushpa
Urdu Name : Sankhaholi
Description : The whole plant is used as an acrid, alterative, anthelmintic, astringent, bitter, brain tonic, expectorant, febrifuge, pungent and rejuvenator. It removes nervous debility and improves the nervous system. It increases mental faculties such as memory, intellect and alertness. It is used to cure insomnia, irritability as well as epilepsy, as it has a relaxing effect on the brain. It is a natural tranquilliser, that promotes deep and revitalising sleep. Recommended where the mind becomes overactive, agitated and restless. It is slightly laxative in action and improves digestion. It promotes health of both the male and female reproductive organs. It is a rejuvenative herb with antiaging properties. May also help in preventing changes in the neuron cell bodies in specific brain areas.
It is also useful in fever, asthma, bronchitis, biliousness and hypertension. It is a sovereign remedy in bowel complaints especially diarrhoea and dysentery. It has been found to be effective in reducing different types of stress including psychological, chemical and traumatic.
Recommended Dosage : 3 to 6 g powder of dried whole plant.
Contraindication : This herb has no known warnings or contraindications.