Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2012)
Traditional Indian Herbs Convolvulus Pluricaulis and Its Medicinal Importance
Debjit Bhowmik, K.P.Sampath Kumar*, Shravan Paswan, Shweta Srivatava, Akhilesh pd. Yadav, Amitsankar Dutta
Convolvulus pluricaulis is an indigenous plant commonly mentioned in Ayurveda, as a rasayana which is mainly advocated for use in mental stimulation and rejuvenation therapy. Convolvulus pluricaulis is a prostrate, spreading, perennial, wild herb commonly found on sandy or rocky ground under xerophytic conditions in northern India. The drug is used as antiepileptic. It is used alone or is administered along with modern antiepileptic drugs. Little human research has been published in the Western medical literature regarding this plant. One study shows convolvulus pluricaulis to have anti-ulcer effects due to augmentation of mucosal defensive factors like mucin secretion and glycoproteins. Another study showed that convolvulus pluricaulis may be helpful in improving symptoms of hyperthyroidism by reducing the activity of a liver enzyme. Convolvulus pluricaulis is used as a brain tonic. Is used as a tonic, alterative and febrifuge. It is a sovereign remedy in bowel complaints especially dysentery. The plant is reported to be a prominent memory improving drug. It is used as a psychostimulant and tranquilizer. It is reported to reduce mental tension.rn
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Debjit Bhowmik, K.P.Sampath Kumar*, Shravan Paswan, Shweta Srivatava, Akhilesh pd. Yadav, Amitsankar Dutta. Traditional Indian Herbs Convolvulus Pluricaulis and Its Medicinal Importance. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2012;1(1):44-51.