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Latin name:  Convolvulus microphyllus Sieb. ex Spreng., Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy (Convolvulaceae)

Sanskrit/Indian name: Shankhapushpi

General information:

Bindweed is reported to be a potent memory-enhancing drug, which is used as a psycho-stimulant and tranquilizer. It also reduces mental stress. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India documents the use of the plant for treating epilepsy.

Therapeutic constituents:

The plant contains resins, tanoids, vitamin C and mineral substances, which render the herb its psycho-stimulant properties. The ethanolic extract of the plant reduces total serum cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and nonesterified fatty acids.

Key therapeutic benefits:

  • The natural compounds in Bindweed help maintain heart health.
  • The herb is known to treat mental debility.
  • Arecanut stimulates the central nervous system and serves as tonic for exhaustion and debility.
  • It effectively treats hypertension.

Used in Abana, Anxocare

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