Littoral bind weed

Scientific name ofLittoral bind weed: Cressa cretica

Name of Littoral bindweed in different languages:-

English: Littoral bindweed

Sanskrit: Rudandi, Rudandika

Hindi: Rudravanti, Lana

Tamil: Uppucanakai

Malayalam: Azhukanni-അഴുകണ്ണി

Plant description:

It is a small herb, erect, grows up to 40 cm in height, slender and much branched with hairy stem; the are leaves simple, sub sessile, numerous, ovate, apex acute, densely silky, and up to 9 mm long and 6 mm wide; flower is white, in clusters in the axils, corolla lobed, hairy on the the tip; fruits are ovoid capsules, pointed found at the apex; seeds are solitary.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To treat Jaundice, scabies, Diabetes, constipation, to pacify vitiated Kapha and pitta, consumption, urethrorrhea, dyspepsia, colic, anorexia, helminthiasis, anemia, diabetes, leprosy, asthma, bronchitis, general debility, flatulence, etc.

Medicinal properties:

Blood purifier, anthelmintic, expectorant, carminative, digestive, alterant, stomachic, aphrodisiac, acrid, thermogenic, haematinic, and tonic

Littoral Bind Weed (Convolvulus pluricaulis), also known as Shankhpushpi, is a revered herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It’s primarily used for its cognitive and nervine benefits:

  1. Brain Tonic: Enhances cognitive functions, memory, and learning capacity.
  2. Nervine Tonic: Calms the nervous system, aiding in stress and anxiety management.
  3. Improved Focus: Supports concentration and attention span.
  4. Mental Clarity: Enhances mental clarity and sharpness.
  5. Insomnia Relief: Helps alleviate sleep disorders and promotes restful sleep.
  6. Antioxidant Properties: Protects brain cells from oxidative stress and damage.
  7. Neuroprotective: Supports and protects the nervous system.
  8. Mood Stabilizer: Helps in managing mood swings and emotional imbalance.
  9. Headache Relief: Traditionally used for relief from headaches.
  10. Anti-inflammatory: May reduce inflammation, supporting overall brain health.

It’s important to note that while Littoral Bind Weed is generally considered safe, it should be used under the guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner, especially in specific health conditions or during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Always consult a healthcare professional before starting any new herbal remedy.

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