|Name: Sankh Pushpi
Name: Canscora decussata
Names: Sankh Pushpi, Shankhini
This herb is found in India and Burma.
Used: Entire plant and juice
This herb is believe to be
a nervine and alternative tonic capable of including changes in the brain,
giving a high degree of memory retention capability. A compound herbal
made from this herb is claimed to stimulate memory retention.
Juice, infusion, decoction, powder, paste
No information about the safety of this herb is available.
Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination with others to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other. Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.
Portion of Information reprinted with permission from the Ayurveda Encyclopedia. ©1988 Swami Sadashiva Tirtha. For more details on the encyclopedia, see the author's website, the Ayurveda Holistic Center