Shankhpushpi is considered to be an excellent memory booster because of its ability to help enhance cognitive functioning.
A powerful rejuvenator, Shankhpushpi helps reduce mental fatigue and enhance concentration by improving the flow of blood to the brain cells.
ShankhpushpiÂ (Convolvulus microphyllus)
InÂ Ayurveda, Shankhpushpi is classically described as a memory and intellect booster.
According to the ancient literature, this herb has been attributed with several therapeutic properties, such as anxiolytic, neuroprotective, antioxidant, analgesic, immunomodulatory, antimicrobial, antidiabetic and cardioprotective activities. This medicinal herb has been reported to contain many bioactive phytoconstituents, such as, alkaloid (convolamine), flavonoid (kaempferol) and phenolics (scopoletin, Î²-sitosterol and ceryl alcohol), that have been ascribed to the observed medicinal properties. Several research teams across the globe have highlighted the neuro-pharmacological profile ofÂ C. microphyllus, wherein, the neuroprotective, nootropic and neuro-modulatory roles have been described. Besides, role ofÂ C. microphyllusÂ extracts in neurodegeneration has been well demonstrated (1).
- Balkrishna A, Thakur P, Varshney A. Phytochemical Profile, Pharmacological Attributes and Medicinal Properties of Convolvulus prostratus â A Cognitive Enhancer Herb for the Management of Neurodegenerative Etiologies. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2020;11.
Dosage and Directions
Â½Â teaspoon mixed with honey,Â twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30Â°C) away from direct sunlight.