Shankhpushpi, which is also known as Asian pigeonwings, Shankhini, Kambumalini, Sadaphuli and Sankhaphuli, is popularly used as a memory booster and brain tonic. The flower got its name owing to its conch-like shape.
The Asian flower that blooms post-summer and mid-monsoon is considered part of herbal medicine. The conch-shaped (or shankh in Hindi) flower, also known as Asian pigeonwings, Shankhini, Kambumalini, Sadaphuli and Sankhaphuli, is popularly used as a memory booster and brain tonic. In Ayurveda, the edible flower is used to calm one’s mind.
1. Poor Memory
Shankhpushpi improves memory and concentration levels due to its Medhya (improves intelligence) property.
Shankhpushpi helps to manage stress and insomnia by relaxing the mind due to its Vata balancing and Medhya properties.
Shankhpushpi helps to lower the risk of epilepsy and other mental disorders due to its Medhya and Rasayana properties.
4. Indigestion and Constipation
Shankhpushpi improves digestion and manages gastrointestinal disorders such as constipation, jaundice, dysentery, piles dyspepsia because of its mild laxative nature.
5. ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
Shankhpushpi improves concentration and attention span in children suffering from ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) due to its Medhya (improves intelligence) property
It is an acclaimed medhya rasayana: a tonic for the brain and nerves. It is a tranquilliser, a good rejuvenator and prevents epilepsy.
Active Constituents: Convolamine, Scopoletin and Shankhapushpi
Dosage: One capsule twice a day after food or as directed by physician.