Evolvulus alsinoides

Botanical Name Evolvulus alsinoides
Common Name Shankhpushpi
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Evolvulus
Species: alsinoides
Part used Whole plant
Medicinal Properties Nootropic agent.
Medicinal Use Useful in chronic bronchitis, general weakness, fever, nervous debility, loss of memmory, syphilis and scrofula. It is used as Rasayan.
ChemistryAlkaloid, shankhapushpine. Fresh plant contains volatile oil and potassium chloride. It also contains yellow neutral fat, an organic acid, saline substances, evolvine and betaine.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatIt is a common weed, growing wildly in open grassy places.
DescriptionA perennial herb with prostrate branches. Leaves: small elliptic to oblong, lanceolate, obtuse, mucronte. Flowers: mostly solitary in upper axils, corolla blue, rotate and broad funnel shaped, capsule globose.