Shank Pushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
Shank Pushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) is manufactured by Vadik Herbs and marketed as a brain tonic. This is in fact an Indian herb which comes in the form of a powder and is supposed to induce feelings of calm and peace, good sleep, stress and mental fatigue. It also positively impacts anxiety by reducing it.
Vadik Herbs is the manufacturing company, a well known herbal medicine producer and the owner of the Bazaar of India brand. This product particularly falls into the category of Ayurvedic herbs.
Ayurveda is an ancient medicine system which can be linked back in India about 5000 years ago. Unlike in modern medicine, it focuses on healthy living rather than on treating the disease. Therapy based on its principles simultaneously affects the body and the mind, determining both physical and psychic improvement.
Shank Pushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) Ingredients
Shank Pushpi or Convolvulus Pluricaulis includes the following ingredients: Shank Pushpi powder.
The product is the powder form of the plant with the same name, Shank Pushpi. It is an alternative remedy often mentioned in Ayurveda medicine practices. Traditionally the plant has been used to treat a variety of conditions and is a wide spectrum action treatment: from nervous debility, insomnia, fatigue, loss of memory to dysentery.
It has been the subject of many clinical studies back in the 70’s and 80’s which tested and proved its effectiveness in treating anxiety insomnia and depression. Recent research however lacks. It is considered a safe product, with no side effect having been associated.
There is little information on the product and the manufacturer doesn’t provide information on how the product is supposed to work, recommended dosages or usage.
In terms of packaging, besides powder, the product can also be found in the form of vegetarian capsules (or juices and syrups with other producers). The recommended daily dosage should be established by a healthcare provider, depending on the packaging and concentration levels of the supplement.
- There have been no side effects reported
- Positive consumer reviews
- The herb has been the subject of numerous Indian research studies which showed its effectiveness.
- Lack of general information on mechanism of action
- The research made is old and there’s a need for new research.
Shank Pushpi is an alternative remedy originated in the Indian Ayurveda medicine, a form of traditional practice still used by 80% of Indians today. In Ayurveda, the spiritual and the physical are equally important to the treatment scheme.
The product is marketed as a brain tonic, however no recent clinical research or controlled human studies have been done on the herb. Several small Indian studies conducted in the 1970\’s and 80\’s revealed a high effectiveness of the product in cases of anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Its application in modern medicine is still a matter of debate and research is needed. We recommend caution and a medical advice prior to starting treatment.