Botanical name : Evolvulus alsinoides (Linn.) Linn
Family : Convolvulaceae
Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Syamakrantha,Vishnukrantha
Malayalam : Vishnukranthi,Krsnakranthi
A small perennial herb having a woody root stock from where the branches arise. Leaves –simple, alternate, elliptic-oblong. Stem and leaves are clothed with small hairs; flowers bluish in color, seen in pairs or sometimes solitary, axillary; fruits globose, 4-valved drooping capsules.
The plant pacifies vitiated pitta, asthma, falling and graying of hair, general debility and memory loss.
Parts used: whole plant