Botanical Name: Convolvulus rotteriana.
Sanskrit Name: Shankhpushpi
English Name:  
Family: Convolvulaceal
Occurrence: Wasteland
Habit: Herb
Parts used:

root, flowers, leaves.


Medicinal uses:

The plant possesses valuable nervine tonic. It has been found to be of special value in the treatment of mental diseases,depression and anxiety. It is reported to be used to improve memory. Roots and seeds are purgative. Dried leaves are smoked to cure cough and asthma. Decoction of the leaves is used to cure hysteria, neurosis and schizophrenia.


Chemical constituents :

 

Dried rhizome contains 49% resin and convolvulin
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