Convolvulus Pluricaulis

Convolvulus Pluricaulis ( Shankhapushpi )


Indian Name:  Shankhapushpi

Botanical Name:  Convolvulus Pluriicaulis

Other Names:  Shankhini, Bindweed


Convolvulus Pluricaulis herb is an enhancer for powerful memory and relieving tension and stress levels. Juice of the fresh plant, is extracted for use as medication. In regulating activities of life a vital role is played by memory and this herb is used to enhance it. Rasayan therapy in which this herb is used not only affects the mind and body and brings about a psychic and physical improvement but also prevents effects of aging and against diseases increases the body’s resistance.

Convolvulus Pluricaulis herb is the Latin name of this plant. Family name is Convolvulaceae and common name is Shankhapushpi. Parts of the plant that are used are pod, fruit and the whole plant. The term Shankhapushpi means that a plant that has conch shaped flowers. In worshipping Lord Shiva, the conch or the Shankha is ritually used.


This herb is found in Burma and India and traditionally used in Ayurveda in treating obsessive compulsive disorder, nervousness, depression and anxiety. In India it is used as a rasayana or medicine in therapy for rejuvenation.


Convolvulus Pluricaulis is effective in improving the voice and has the capacity of promoting intellect. Some of the diseases having an origin that is supernatural can be treated with this herb. Aura of the body is enhanced and gets a healthier look with intake of Convolvulus Pluricaulis. Instability of emotions and insanity are alleviated and system of digestion strengthens as well. It is a good laxative.

Convolvulus Pluricaulis if taken regularly helps in improving the power of concentration and brain power. Nervous system gets rejuvenated as well.  Taking the advice of a medical practitioner is always important before considering any kind of herbal treatment including Convolvulus Pluricaulis. Ayurveda advocates it as a mental stimulator.

Certain studies on it indicate that it has anti-ulcer effects as well. Hyperthyroidism symptoms get reduced due to the liver enzyme activity when this herb is consumed. In fever its decoction with milk and cumin is used.  Nonsterfied fatty acid, serum cholesterol, phospholipids and triglycerides reduce with consumption of the plant’s ethanolic extract.

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