Latin name: Convolvulus microphyllus Sieb. ex Spreng., Convolvulus pluricaulis Choisy (Convolvulaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Shankhapushpi
Bindweed is reported to be a potent memory-enhancing drug, which is used as a psycho-stimulant and tranquilizer. It also reduces mental stress. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India documents the use of the plant for treating epilepsy.
The plant contains resins, tanoids, vitamin C and mineral substances, which render the herb its psycho-stimulant properties. The ethanolic extract of the plant reduces total serum cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and nonesterified fatty acids.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- The natural compounds in Bindweed help maintain heart health.
- The herb is known to treat mental debility.
- Arecanut stimulates the central nervous system and serves as tonic for exhaustion and debility.
- It effectively treats hypertension.