Shankhapushpi from the view of Samhita:a literary review

  • Ajaya D. Yerne Professor, Department of Sanskrit Samhita Siddhant, Government Ayurved College and Hospital, Nagpur, M. S., India
Keywords: Shankapushpi, Medhya,Convolvulus pluricaulis

Abstract

Shankhpushpi is one ofthe significantAyurvedicmedicine which helps in enhancing memory.According to Ayurveda,Shankapushpi is indicated as Medhya (brain tonic), digestive,appetite stimulant and carminative for digestive system. It has cardio-protective properties and it controls hypertension.It is also a natural tonic for mental development of children.This Review particularly deals with the Ayurvedic importance along with the pharmacological aspects of Convolvulus PluricaulisChoisy.Though various indications are in use, controlled trials are needed to determine its real efficacy. The shankapushpi plant, its properties, mechanism of action and clinical uses are briefly reviewed in this article.

Published
2017-09-05
How to Cite
Yerne, A. (2017, September 5). Shankhapushpi from the view of Samhita:a literary review. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 5(5). Retrieved from http://ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/11
Section
Review Articles