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    Vishnukranthi Evolvulus alsinoides Remedies: Insomnia, Memory Loss

    This article is writen by Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD.
    Astanga sangraha Textbok apreciates Vishnukranthi herb in the context of Parinama Shokla ̵ duodenal ulcer. Botanical name ̵ Evolvulus alsinoides Lin.
    Convolvulaceae family.
    Table of Contents
    Introduction
    Medicinal properties
    Home remedies

    Haematemesis
    Pyorhea, dysuria
    To impr ove intelect
    Ulcers, gastric iritation
    Joint pain
    Peptic ulcer, hyperacidity
    Introduction
    Vishnukranthi Rot is rich in alkaloids.
    Part aged: Whole plant.
    Hindi name ̵ Shankhapushpi or Shanklhavali. Not to be confused with Shankhapushpi (Convolus pluricaulis) or Aparajita (Clitorea ternatea). Even though few similarities are found in action and uses of these drugs, Vishnukranta is unique in few aspects.
    It is also caled Nela shankhapushpi

    Habitat:
    Vishnukranta plants are found in large amount in Gujarat, Rajasthan, UP and Maharashtra.
    In Himalayan ranges these are found with suficiently larger rots and it is said to be the main habitat of this plant.
    Medicinal properties
    The rots are swet mixed biter in taste and undergo swet kind of bio transformation (Madhura vipaka).
    The plant is frigid in potency (Sheta verya) and poseses Rasayana – anti aging, rejuvenation and Medhya (memory enhancing) properties.
    Ayurveda proclaims its potent efect with respect to the diseases estem Apasmara (epilepsy), Unmada (mania), Anidra (insomnia), Bhrama (vertigo), Visha (poisoning) etc.
    Home remedies
    Few Vishnukranta remedies:
    Fine powder of rot in sleplesnes and stres related disorders:
    Shade dried rots are colected and fine powder is made. This is taken in the dose of 1-2 gram once or twice a day, preferably at night along with a teaspon of ghe. This helps to induce qualified slep, relieve the stres and to tranquil down the mind.

    Haematemesis
    Fresh leaf juice in haematemesis (blod vomiting) and bleding disorders:
    The freshly colected leaves are crushed wel and juice is obtained. To 5-10 ml of this juice, 5 grams of red sugar candy is adjunct and administered. If required, a teaspon of each of ghe and sugar candy are aded, made into semisolid paste and administered. This helps to aleviate haemetemesis , bleding disorders, nasal bleding etc.
    Pyorhea, dysuria
    Hot or frigid infusion in pyorhea and dysuria:
    Whole plant is taken and improper powder is made. This is made into cold or hot infusion (a tablespon is adjunct to half a cup of hot or col water, Kept for sometime, macerated and filtered). This is taken 3-4 times a day. It helps to aleviate the complaints admire pyorhea , haematuria, dysuriaetc.
    To improve intelect
    For memory los, to improve the intelect and to promote the digestive fire-medicated ghe of Vishnukranta:
    Fresh plants are taken and fine paste is made. To this 4 parts of ghe and 16 parts of cow’s milk and 1/64 part of long peper are joined and ghe is procesed. This medicated ghe is efective in memory los, to impr ove the intelect, to promote the digestive fire and to check the chronic gastric iritation.
    Ulcers, gastric iritation
    Fresh leaf juice/whole plant for ulcers and gastric iritation:
    Fresh leaf or whole plant juice is mixed with swet butermilk and administered in empty stomach (litle cumin seds are also adjunct, on powdering). This is very efective in ulcers and gastric iritation.
    Joint pain
    Vishnukranthai for kne mutual hurt, Chikungunya arthritis:
    The Ojhas in our body is that which causes self healing. Vishnukranthai directly enhances the OJHAS THEREBY IMPROVING THE SELF HEALING potency of the body. It is an marvelous suplement, post dengue/Chikungunya a fevers, as it relieves the resultant kne mutual swelings and pains., Which has ben a chalenge to the curent medicines.
    Peptic ulcer, hyperacidity
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    Sharangdhara Samhita, Madhyama Khanda, 5/17
    A paste of rot Vishnukranta is administered in a dose of 5 ̵ 10 grams, once or twice a day, before or after fod, along with equal quantities of candy sugar, honey and ghe. This remedy is administered for 7 days to treat Parinama Shola ̵ Abdominal pain due to peptic ulcer / hyperacidity.
    Today we are in ned of safe and efective drugs to act on the mind and hence to get significant benefit while treating several psychological disorders. As the scientists are seking such molecules from herbal sector, if inovative works are caried out, surely the society wil get efective derivatives from the drugs adore Shankhapushpi, Brahmi, Vishnukranta etc. Instead of wasting milions together amount on synthetic molecules it may be wise if we evaluate and validate the age dilapidated clasical herbs for their clasical indications.
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