Ayurvedic Name: Shankhpushpi
Botanical Name: Convolvulus pluricalis
Common/English Name: No common name assigned.
Part(s) Used: Whole plant.
Major Constituents: Various.
Other Ingredients: Capsule (plant-derived Cellulose), cellulose, Magnesium stearate.
This product is Gluten free. No artificial colors, preservatives or additives.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount per serving
Shankhpushpi** (Convolvulus pluricalis) 275 mg*
(Whole plant extract)
*Daily value not established
Other ingredients: Capsule (plant-derived Cellulose), hypromellose,Magnesium Stearate,Silicon dioxide.
Individuals of dominant Vata, when under stress are inclined to react by feeling anxious. Pitta individuals are more likely to have changeable moods rather than anxiety. These characteristics are a natural part of their Doshas, they are exaggerated when out of balance. Our body produces chemicals and hormones as reaction to stress. Shankhpushpi has been shown to reduce the effect of the anxiety chemical cycle.
Vata people can help their anxiety by meditating or practicing Yoga. A body/foot massage is helpful as well as a luke warm bath.
Pitta dominant people should keep an eye on Pitta aggravating foods such as oily, fried, spicy foods and alcohol. Search out distracting activities such as hiking, reading.
Resources for an Ayurvedic Lifestyle
Yoga can be helped in coping with anxiety and mood.
For Yoga positions for your Dosha click on your DOMINANT dosha: [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=YuGfn5eLMYA width=640 height=480 anchor=”Vata“] [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=DlaioYDWSDc width=640 height=480 anchor=”Pitta“] [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=aT87wF6Ozgk width=640 height=480 anchor=”Kapha“]
Clinical Research Links
Partial List of Clinical Studies and articles: (Click on the name of the study to read more at “The National Library of Medicine”)
Immunomodulatory effects of agents of plant origin. Ganju L, Karan D, Chanda S, Srivastava KK, Sawhney RC, Selvamurthy W. Biomed Pharmacother. 2003 Sep;57(7):296-300.
Potential medicinal plants for CNS disorders: an overview. Kumar V. Phytother Res. 2006 Dec;20(12):1023-35.
Effect of Convolvulus pluricaulis Chois on gastric ulceration and secretion in rats. Sairam K, Rao CV, Goel RK.Indian J Exp Biol. 2001 Apr;39(4):350-4.
Study of Convolvulus pluricaulis for antioxidant and anticonvulsant activity. Verma S, Sinha R, Kumar P, Amin F, Jain J, Tanwar S. Cent Nerv Syst Agents Med Chem. 2012 Mar;12(1):55-9.
In vivo investigation of the neuroprotective property of Convolvulus pluricaulis in scopolamine-induced cognitive impairments in Wistar rats. Malik J, Karan M, Vasisht K. Pharm Biol. 2011 Dec;49(12):1234-42. Epub 2011 Aug 16.
Nootropic, anxiolytic and CNS-depressant studies on different plant sources of shankhpushpi. Malik J, Karan M, Vasisht K. Pharm Biol. 2011 Dec;49(12):1234-42. Epub 2011 Aug 16.
Effect of Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy and Asparagus racemosus Willd on learning and memory in young and old mice: a comparative evaluation. Sharma K, Bhatnagar M, Kulkarni SK. Indian J Exp Biol. 2010 May;48(5):479-85