Shankhpushpi (Evolvulus alsinoides)
In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, the whole herb of 'Shankhpushpi' has been employed clinically for centuries for its memory potentiating, anxiolytic and tranquilizing properties. Shankhpushpi is considered as Medhya Rasayana-meaning a drug, which rejuvenates, maintains, and potentiates intellect and memory.
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Balances neurotransmitters level: Shankhpushpi improves concentration and attention span in children by balancing the neurotransmitter like nor adrenaline, glutamate and acetylcholine.
Neuroprotective: Shankhpushpi with its high antioxidant compounds provide neuroprotective effect against free oxidative radicals and β-amyloid induced neurotoxicity.
Promote peaceful sleep: Shankhpushpi reduces the cortisol levels and combat stress. It soothe nervous system and is extremely effective at tackling insomnia.