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A REVIEW ON SHANKHPUSHPI (CONVOLVULUS PLURICAULIS)

Aafrin Khan*

Abstract

Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) belongs to the family Convolvulaceae. Shankhpushpi plant is rich carbohydrate, LMannomethylose, malt sugar (maltose), saccharose and amylum. It also contains α-amino [alpha-amino] carboxylic acid, proteins, and the alkaloids- C16H21NO4 (convolvine), C17H23NO4 (convolamine), C17H21NO5 (Confoline), C33H40N2O9 (Subhirsine), C16H21NO5(Convoline), convolidine, phyllabine, β-sitosterol, Convosine, subhirsine and convolvidine along with fatty acid and wax constituents, hydro-carbons, other bio-chemicals which makes it highly suitable for disease treatment in human body. The whole plant of Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) possesses many pharmacological activities like Anti-depressant activity, antidiabetic, Effect on learning and memory, Antimicrobial, insecticidal, antifungal, antibacterial and antihelmintic activity, Anticonvulsant activity, Antiulcer and anticatatonic activity, Effect on thyroid gland, Cardiovascular activity, Neuroprotective activity, antioxidant activities, antihperlipidemic, Effect on reproductive system and immunomodulation. The Present Review Critically Deals with Synonyms, Taxonomy, Description, Identity, Purity and Strength, Chemical Constituents, Pharmacological Activities, Application present in Shankhpushpi.

Keywords: Shankhpushpi, Synonyms, Taxonomy, Description, Identity, Purity and Strength, uses, pharmacological activities, chemical constituents.


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