Convolvulus pluricaulis
Botanical Name:
Convolvulus pluricaulis

Shankhpushpi consists of whole plant of Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy, Family Convolvulaceae

Common Name(s) in English & Indian Languages
Sanskrit: Sankhpuspa, Sankhahva
Bengali: Sankhapuspi
English: Prostrate Bindweed
Guajrati: Shankhavali
Hindi: Shankhapushpi
Kannada: Bilikantisoppu, Shankhapushpi, Shankhauli
Marathi: Sankhahuli, Shankhavela, Sankhapuspi
Oriya: Sankhapuspi
Punjabi: Ksirapuspi, Sankhapuspi, Sankhahuli
Tamil: Kakattam, Kakkanangudi, Karakhuratt, Sanghupushpam
Telugu: Shankhapushpi

Botanical description:
Shankhapushpi is a prostrate, sub-erect, spreading, hairy, perennial herb with a woody root stock that seems like morning glory. Its branches are spread on the ground and can be more than 30 cm long. The flowers are blue in colour (5mm) and the leaves, which are elliptic in shape (2mm), are located at alternate positions with branches or flowers.

Parts used:
Whole plant

Major chemical constituent:

Therapeutic uses:
• Mental disorder (Manasaroga)
• Epilepsy (Apasmara)
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