Convolvulus Pluricaulis


CONVOLVULUS PLURICAULIS

(SANKHPUSHPI*)


Convolvulus pluricaulis is called “Smratisudha”. It is a type of grass which mostly spreads in summers. Remove dirt from root of convolvulus pluricaulis and grind it with its leavesIntroduction:

Convolvulus pluricaulis is called “Smratisudha”. It is a type of grass which mostly spreads in summers. Remove dirt from root of convolvulus pluricaulis and grind it with its leaves, flowers and stalks. Mix water and sugar-candy into this mixture and filter it. Drinking this mixture provides freshness and energy to the mind. The plants of convolvulus pluricaulis are found in stony land of Indian forests. Its plants are about one foot high. Its leaves are 1 to 4 centimeters long and with 3 branches. If someone crushes its leaves then it gives smell like radish leaves. The branches and stem of convolvulus pluricaulis are thin and have white hair (rom). There are three kinds of convolvulus pluricaulis according to its flowers- red, white and blue. The convolvulus pluricaulis which has white flower is considered the best for making medicines. Its fruits are small, round, smooth and bright brown which have brown or black seeds. Its root is about one inch long, wide, narrow and thick like finger.

Name in Different Languages:

Sanskrit               -               Akshirpushpi, Manglaya, kusuma, Sankhpushpi

Hindi                    -               Sankhahuli

Marathi                -               Sankhavadi

Bengali               -               Dakuni, Sankhahuli

Gujarati               -               Sankhavali

Latin                    -               Convolvulus pluricaulis  

Quality:

According to Ayurveda, Convolvulus pluricaulis is pungent, smooth, and sweet and cool natured. It eliminates vatta, bile and phlegm. It enhances face glow, brain power, energy, body and memory power. Convolvulus pluricaulis cures brain disease, hysteria, insomnia, insanity and epilepsy. It is purgative and ends stomach worms. It enhances memory power and alleviates poisoning. It cures leprosy, insanity, spermatorrhoea and bed wetting. It also brings high blood pressure under control.

According to Greek (Unani) medical science: - Convolvulus pluricaulis juice is nutritive and provides power to the nerves. It enhances memory power and brain activity. It is a great remedy for curing insanity, epilepsy, illusion and insomnia.

According to Scientists- it has been found after analyzing the chemical structure of convolvulus pluricaulis that its active element is a Sphatikiya alkaloid sankhpushpi. Besides this, it also contains asocial oil. Convolvulus pluricaulis is considered the best in all medicines which enhance memory power. It is the best tonic for the brain and mind. It is beneficial in mental excitement and depression.

Dosage:

Panchang                 -               3 to 6 g

Panchang juice          -               20 to 40 ml