Bindweed

Bindweed

Latin name : Convolvulus microphyllus Sieb. ex Spreng., Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy (Convolvulaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name : Shankhapushpi
Urdu Name : Saqmoonia

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.