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Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy
  • Family : Convolvulaceae
  • Hindi : Shankhpushpi
  • Gujarati : Shankhpushpi
  • Sanskrit : Shankhpushpi

  • Part used : Panchang

Botanical Description1:  A procumbent prostrate or suberect perrenial herb. Stems are suffruticose at the base, soft hair, leaves are simple and linear oblong. Flowers 1-3 together nearly sessile or short, corolla pinkish, white, funnel shaped. Fruits are globose. Flowering and fruiting from September to March.

It occurs wildly and is well cultivated

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Katu, Tikta, Kasaya
  • Guna : Sara
  • Virya : Sita
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Balya, Ayusya, Kaphahara, Medhya, Pittahara, Rasayana, Mohanasaka.

Modern Pharmacological Action: An ethanolic extract of CP possesses significant antioxidant activity when tested in vitro. They also showed Analgesic activity. The alcoholic extract of Convolvulus pluricaulis possessed potent antifungal activity. They also showed Antiulcer and anticatatonic activity and Antidiabetic activity.

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