SHANKHUPUSHPEE CHURNA-Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Shankhupushpee churna is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of psychotic disorders. This powder contains herbal ingredients only. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF SHANKHUPUSHPEE CHURNA

  • This medicine is effective in psychotic disorders like depression, insanity.
  • Provide overall mental health.
  • As per Ayurvedic classics, this medicine is considered as medhya.

INDICATIONS OF SHANKHUPUSHPEE CHURNA

  • Unmadam – depression/ insanity
  • Mental fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

INGREDIENTS OF SHANKHUPUSHPEE CHURNA

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMELATINACTION
1SHANKHAPUSHPIConvolvulus pluricaulisBeneficial effect in brain

METHOD OF PREPARATION

The above mentioned drug is taken and finely powdered.

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha, majja dhatu – action in the brain
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting madhyama roga marga – psychiatric conditions.

DOSAGE AND USAGE

Take 8 gms after food once or twice daily along with milk or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor

EXERCISES AND YOGA

Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of different diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – cleans the respiratory passage, calms the mind.

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

              RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid smoking, carbonated drinks, alcohol

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • Improper administration and overdosage may  lead to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

                  CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Ashtangahridaya – rasayana vidhi

EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Brahmi vati
  • Aswagandha tablet

   AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Vaidyaratnam

          RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. An Update on Shankhpushpi, a cognition boosting Ayurvedic medicine

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/38088709_An_Update_on_Shankhpushpi_a_cognition_boosting_Ayurvedic_medicine

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