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Ee Evolvulus  

Evolvulus alsinoides is also known as Shankhapushpi. The Sanskrit word sankhapushpi literally means that the flowers of which are in the shape of a conch or sankha which is considered to be auspicious.

It has a special potency (prabhava), with which it alleviates the psycho-somatic disorders and is also said to avert the evil powers. It possesses oily (snigdha) and slimy (picchila) attributes. It has a special property as modhya, meaning it promotes dhi, dhrti and samrti i.e. intelligence, retention and memory, respectively. It is also beneficial as a rasayana – a rejuvenator. It is useful in epilepsy, as a brain tonic and also as an aphrodisiac.

Sankhapushpi hair oil prevents the premature graying and failing of hair.

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