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Shankhpushpi Scientific Name

Convolvulus Pluricaulis

Shankhpushpi Other Names

English: Morning-Glory, Speed Wheel, Aloe weed, Bindweed and Asian pigeonwings
Sanskrit: Mangalyakushuma

What is Shankhpushpi?

Recognized in Ayurveda as a herb which boosts intellect and memory, Shankhapushpi treats memory-related dysfunctions. Studies have found Shankhpushi to be effective as anti-depressant and rich in anti-oxidants. Its biological affects are attributed to Naturally occurring organic compounds like alkaloids, flavonoids and coumarins.

Common forms of Shankhpushpi

Powder, Tablet, Capsule, Juice & Syrup

Shankhpushpi is commonly used for:

Shankhpushpi Dosage

Powder: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon twice a day for adults.
Tablet / Capsule: 1 or 2 tablets twice a day for adults.
Juice: 2 to 4 teaspoon twice a day for adults.
Syrup: 20 ml with water after meals, twice a day for adults.

Shankhpushpi Side-effects and Warnings

Common side effects: None reported.
Not so common side effects: None reported.
Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Not recommended.
Children: Unknown.
1. Do not consume more than 3 to 5 grams within 24 hours.
2. Avoid if you suffer from Low Blood Pressure.

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Brahmi Scientific Names

Bacopa monnieri

Brahmi Other Names

English: Herb of Grace, Indian Pennywort, Water Hyssop, Thyme-leafed Gratiola
Hindi: Baam, Jalbooti, Jalneem, Nirbhram

What is Brahmi?

Grown in wetlands and muddy shores of India, Brahmi is a perennial creeping herb that belongs to Plantaginaceae family of plants which is rich in anti-oxidants. It is recognized as a blood purifier which has been reported to have reduce oxidation of fats in our blood streams that increases risk of cardiovascular diseases. It contains saponin compounds that enhances functioning of the brain.

Common forms of Brahmi

Oil, Powder, Capsule and Tablet

Brahmi is commonly used for:

Brahmi Dosage

Juice: 2-4 teaspoons with water once a day before food
Powder: 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon with honey before or after lunch or dinner
Capsule/ Tablet: 1-2 tablet/capsule with milk before or after lunch or dinner
Oil: Used for Sunburn (mixed with coconut) / Hair Loss / Headaches

Brahmi Side-effects and Warnings

Common side effects: Increased bowel movements, stomach cramps, nausea, dry mouth and fatigue.
Not so common side effects: Slows down the heart rate, cause congestion in intestines, increase levels of thyroid hormone and worsen lung conditions such as asthma.
Safety Claim: It is safe for continuous use for up to 12 weeks with recommended dose.
Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Not recommended.
Children: Not recommended.

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Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng)

Ashwagandha Scientific Name

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha Other Names

English: Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng
Chinese: PinYin: Shui Qie
French: Cerise d’Hiver
Hindi: Asgandh

What is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha is a plant that belongs to the Solanaceae or nightshade family and has been classified as Adaptogen (a non-toxic plant component that helps the body resist almost all kinds of stressors like weather, chemical, physical or biological.)
It is one of the most powerful herb and is known for restorative benefits and is prescribed to people for strengthening their immune system.
Numerous studies indicate that ashwagandha has anti-anxiety effects and helps reduce cortisol levels. It has been found to have helped people in reducing insomnia, fatigue and depression-related symptoms.​
Extract of the Root is the most common used part of the plant.

Common forms of Ashwagandha

Powder, Capsules

Ashwagandha is commonly used for:

Ashwagandha Dosage

300 mg twice daily after food for 60 days.

Ashwagandha Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Safety Claim: It’s considered safe for up to 3 months of use. Long-term use and it’s safety is not known.
Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

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