Shankapushpi 2 or Dwarf Morning Glory {Evolvulus Alsinoides}

Shankapushpi 2 (Some authors refer to this also as Shankapushpi) or Dwarf Morning Glory or Viṣṇukrāntā

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Good for Pitta
  2. Taste –Bitter, sour
  3. Energetics – Cooling
  4. Main Traditional Action: Bronchitis and bronchial asthma
  5. Other Traditional Uses:Epilepsy, dementia, forgetfulness, haemorrhoids, diarrhoea, and hair loss


Modern Research

Dwarf Morning Glory and its components have been investigated for a number of biological activities such as: antioxidant, anticancer, angiogenesis, neuroprotective, immunomodulatory, antidiarrhoea, and learning behavior and memory.