By Dr Renita D’Souza
Vishnukranti (Evolvulus alsinoides Linn) is an Ayurvedic herbs which serves as brain and heart tonic. It is an excellent memory booster, tension buster and anti-inflammatory representative.
This plant is utilized to deal with headache, burning feeling, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, uterine conditions, duodenal ulcers, dysentery and likewise utilized to promote conception. Its leaves have antiasthmatic home. Flowers are utilized in uterine bleeding and internal hemorrhages.
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Botanical Name— Evolvulus alsinoides Linn
Synonyms— Evolvulus hirtus Lam.
Evolvulus angustifolius Roxb.
Convolvulus alsinoides L
Taste (Rasa)– Pungent (Katu), Bitter (Tikta)
Vipaka (Taste after food digestion)— Pungent
Budhi medha smriti prada– increases intelligence, knowledge and memory
The roots are sweet combined bitter in taste and go through sweet type of bio improvement (Madhura vipaka).
The plant is cold in effectiveness (Sheeta veerya) and has Rasayana– anti aging, renewal and Medhya (memory enhancing) homes.
Ayurveda announces its powerful impact with regard to the illness like Apasmara (epilepsy), Unmada (mania), Anidra (sleeping disorders), Bhrama (vertigo), Visha (poisoning) and so on
- Entire plant preparation together with cumin and milk is utilized to deal with basic debility, fever, syphilis and loss of memory.
- Vishnukranti flowers taken with sugar serves as brain tonic.
- Leaves are utilized for natural cigarette smoking to deal with bronchitis and ashtma
- In anxiety and dysentery, the stem and root extract is utilized.
- Evolvulus alsinoides root preparation is taken in to deal with cough and cold.
- In fever, leaf juice is taken in
- The powdered leaves of Evolvulus alsinoides are used over sores and pounded leaves are used over bigger glands of the neck.
- Preparation prepared from its petals revealed antifungal home.
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The listed below part is composed by Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD( Ayu), PhD.
Tension, Sleeping Disorders
Great powder of root in insomnia and tension associated conditions:
Shade dried roots are gathered and great powder is made. This is taken in the dosage of 1-2 gram one or two times a day, ideally during the night together with a teaspoon of ghee. This assists to cause excellent sleep, ease the tension and to relax the mind.
Fresh leaf juice in haematemesis (blood throwing up) and bleeding conditions:
The newly gathered leaves are crushed well and juice is acquired. To 5-10 ml of this juice, 5 grams of red sugar sweet is included and administered. If needed, a teaspoon of each of ghee and sugar sweet are included, made into semisolid paste and administered. This assists to ease haemetemesis, bleeding conditions, nasal bleeding etc.
Hot or cold infusion in pyorrhea and dysuria:
Entire plant is taken and coarse powder is made. This is made into cold or hot infusion (a tablespoon is contributed to half a cup of hot or cold water, Kept for at some point, macerated and filtered). This is taken 3-4 times a day. It assists to ease the problems like pyorrhea, haematuria, dysuriaetc.
To enhance intelligence
For amnesia, to enhance the intelligence and to promote the digestion fire-medicated ghee of Vishnukranta:
Fresh plants are taken and great paste is made. To this 4 parts of ghee and 16 parts of cow’s milk and 1/64 part of long pepper are included and ghee is processed. This medicated ghee works in memory loss, to enhance the intelligence, to promote the digestion fire and to examine the persistent stomach inflammation.
Ulcers, stomach inflammation
Fresh leaf juice/whole plant for ulcers and stomach inflammation:
Fresh leaf or entire plant juice is blended with sweet buttermilk and administered in empty stomach (little cumin seeds are likewise included, on powdering). This is really reliable in ulcers and stomach inflammation.
Vishnukranthai for knee joint discomfort, Chikungunya arthritis:
The Ojhas in our body is that which triggers self recovery. Vishnukranthai straight enhances resistance, consequently enhancing self recovery effectiveness of the body. It is an outstanding supplement, post dengue/Chikungunya a fevers, as it alleviates the resultant knee joint swellings and pains., Which has actually been an obstacle to the contemporary medications.
Peptic ulcer, hyperacidity
अथ विष्णुक्रान्ताकल्कः परिणामशूले-
विष्णुक्रान्ताजटाकल्कः सिताक्षौद्रघृतैर्युतः ।
परिणामभवं शूलं नाशयेत्सप्तभिर्दिनैः ॥ १७ ॥ Sharangdhara Samhita, Madhyama Khanda, 5/17
A paste of root Vishnukranta is administered in a dosage of 5– 10 grams, one or two times a day, prior to or after food, together with equivalent amounts of sweet sugar, honey and ghee. This treatment is administered for 7 days to deal with Parinama Shoola– Stomach discomfort due to peptic ulcer/ hyperacidity.
Evolvulus alsinoides have gastro protective, Anti bacterial, Antiulcer, Analgesic, immunomodulator, cytoprotective, adaptogenic, antiamnesic, anxiolytic, anti diabetic, and anti-inflammatory activities.
Impact on Doshas
Balances exacerbated Kapha and Vata dosha
Krimi– worm invasion
Kapha Vata Amaya– Useful in conditions with imbalance of Kapha and Vata Dosha
Buddhiprada– enhances intelligence
Medha prada– enhances brain functions
Smruti prada– promotes memory
Shanka Vishaghna– helpful in dealing with poisoning
Entire plant powder– 3- 6 grams.
Evolvulus alsinoides is a seasonal prostrate herb. Leaves are alternate, oblong-elliptic covered with silk hairs. Flowers are little, singular with long pedicels, blue in color. Fruits are globular pill.
Evolvulus alsinoides Linn exists throughout the India, tropical Africa and worldwide. In India it is discovered in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu & & Kashmir, Himalayan varieties, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Tamilnadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Kaiyadeva Nighantu thought about the plant with blue flower as Vishnukrantha (Evolvulus alsinoides Linn) and with white flowers as Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis Chois).
In South India Vishnukraanta (Evolvulus alsinoides Linn) is utilized as Shankhapushpi.
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in action and usages of these herbs, Vishnukranta is special in couple of elements.
It is likewise called Neela shankhapushpi.
Dhanvantari Nighantu have actually discussed 3 ranges of Vishnukraanta based upon color of its flowers
Evolvulus alsinoides includes alkaloids, glycosides, Saponins and Terpinoids
Anti inflammatory Activity— A research study performed to assess anti inflammatory activity of Evolvulus alsinoides plant extracts have actually shown considerable anti inflammatory activity of ethanolic extract of Evolvulus alsinoides plant.
Anxiolytic Activity— A research study performed to assess Anxiolytic activity of Evolvulus alsinoides and Convulvulus pluricaulis in rodents have actually concluded that extracts of both the drugs have considerable anxiolytic and antioxidant activities.
Kaiyadeva Nighantu— Oshadivarga
Dhanvantari Nighantu — Karaveeradi varga
Raja Nighantu— Parpataadi varga
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Types– E. alsinoides
English Call– English Speed-wheel, Slim dwarf morning-glory, overshadow morning-glory
Hindi Call– Shyamkranti, Sankhapuspi, Phooli, Sharikha-pushpi
Punjabi Call– Shankhpushpi, Kodyali
Bombay Call– Sankhavalli
Gujarati Call– Kalisankhavali
Malayalam Call– Vishnukranthi
Marathi Call– Vishnukanta
Tamil Call– Vishnukarandi, Vishnukaranthi
Telugu Call– Vishnukranta, Kancakura ( A)
Sanskrit Call– Vishnukranti, Vishnugandhi
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