The flowers (Pushpa) of this plant resemble the shape of a conch shell (Shankh), giving the name Shankhpushpi. Descriptions of the plant date back to the Acharya Charak, an Ayurvedic text from 200 BC. All classical Ayurvedic texts categorize Shankhpushpi as a “Medhya,” or brain tonic. Modern research confirms Shankhpushpi’s cognitive value.
Shankhpushpi Body and Mind Benefits
Also known as “Mangalyakushuma” in Sanskrit, meaning “bringer of good fortune and health,” Shankhpushpi is valued for enhancing stomach fire, or “agni,” along with support for cognitive health — memory and mood.
According to research, the herbal supplement is used in Ayurvedic formulation to help combat anxiety, sleepeness, and epilepsy. Because the ancients believed that this plant enhanced the brain’s capacity and focus, Ayurveda recommends Shankhpushpi for recovery from mental fatigue due to intensive studying, prolonged concentration, computer work, and memorization. Shankhpushpi has also been associated with heart health, and is considered a tonic for the skin with conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and sunburn.
Where is Shankhpushpi grown?
ORGANIC INDIA Shankhpushpi is wildcrafted from organic-certified forest regions in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Shankhpushpi for Healthy Conscious Living
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