Shankhpushpi

Premature greying and hair growth
Shankhpushpi prevents premature greying, controls hair fall and promotes hair growth due to its Rasayana (rejuvenating) property.
Tips:
a. Take few drops of Shankhpushpi powder mixed with oil.
b. Massage evenly on the scalp and hair.
c. Repeat this to control premature greying of hair and hair fall.

COMMON NAME: Shankhpushpi

OTHER NAME: English speedwheel, Laghuvishnukranta.

BOTANICAL NAME: Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy

PLANT FAMILY: Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMS: Sesamum orientale Linn

PART USED: Dried Whole Plant Powder.

OVERVIEW: Convolvulus pluricaulis is an indigenous plant commonly mentioned in Ayurveda, as a rasayana which is mainly advocated for use in mental stimulation and rejuvenation therapy.

PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: The chemical constituents in Shankhpushpi consist of carbohydrate-D-glucose, rhamnose, maltose, sucrose and starch. It also contains proteins, amino acids and the alkaloids-convolvine, convolamine, confoline, phyllabine, convolidine, convoline, convosine, subhirsine and convolvidine along with fatty acid and wax constituents, hydrocarbons, aliphatic and sterol and certain other bio-chemicals which include scopoletin, glacial acetic acid, three coumarins, β-sitosterol, kaempferol, tropane alkaloids, linoleic acid, palmitic acid and straight chain hydrocarbon hextriacontane, 20-oxodotriacontanol, tetratriacontanoic acid and 29- oxodotriacontanol.

PRECAUTIONS: None known.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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