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Shankhpushpi Syrup Benefits & Side Effects

Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis)

Shankhpushpi Syrup is an ayurvedic remedy for memory and brainpower. It is beneficial in mental weakness, forgetfulness, memory loss, low retention power etc.

Its main effects are on brain and nerves. It also calms the mind and reduces anxiety, mental stress, work related stress and depression.


Shankhpushpi Syrup contains Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) as a primary ingredient. The second main ingredient is Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri).

Ingredient Quantity per10 ml
Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) 200 mg
Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) 50 mg
Sugar (SHARKARA) 8000 mg
Citric Acid (NIMBU SATVA) 6 mg
Water Q.S.

These are main ingredients present in Shankhpushpi Syrup manufactured by almost all companies. Some manufacturing companies also add following ingredients to enhance its effectiveness.


Some companies also use preservatives in Shankhpushpi Syrup. These may include following.

  • Sodium Methyl Paraben
  • Sodium Propyl Paraben

Medicinal Properties

Shankhpushpi Syrup has following healing properties.

  1. Memory booster
  2. Increases mental attention
  3. Increases retention power
  4. Brain Stimulant
  5. Improves learning capabilities
  6. Anti-stress (Stress Reliever)
  7. Antidepressant
  8. Mood Stabilizer
  9. Adaptogenic
  10. Antioxidant
  11. Mind relaxant
  12. Antacid
  13. Anti-hypertensive (mild effects especially in stress related raised blood pressure)

Therapeutic Indications

Shankhpushpi Syrup is helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Learning problems
  2. Forgetfulness
  3. Lack of concentration
  4. Mental Fatigue
  5. ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  6. Delay brain milestones in children
  7. Insomnia
  8. Stress
  9. Anxiety
  10. Depression

Shankhpushpi Syrup is also used as an adjuvant and supportive therapy in following diseases.

  • Mental retardation
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Dementia

Benefits & Uses of Shankhpushpi

The main function of Shankhpushpi Syrup is on the brain. It improves the brain functions and boosts memory.

Intelligence and learning capabilities

Shankhpushpi Syrup is best remedy for improving intelligence and learning capabilities in children. However, this formulation is prepared for only children, but adults can also use for improving memory and older people can use it for preventing dementia and memory loss.

Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) and Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) both are brain tonic and memory stimulant. Therefore, it helps reducing forgetfulness and improves retention power of the brain. Both ingredients also improve grasping power and recall ability.

Memory & Brain Power

Shankhpushpi Syrup improves memory and brainpower. The results appear after using it for 3 to 6 months on regular basis.

However, medicines or supplements can only improve alertness, attention span, brain functions, nerve coordination and brain’s retention capability, but these supplements may not change your habits of procrastination. Therefore, daily brain exercises are also required to boost brain capabilities.

Alternatively, one can use the following herbal remedy for enhancing memory and retention power.

Herbs Quantity
Shankhpushpi churna 1 gram
Ashwagandha Powder (Withania Somnifera) 1 gram
Almond powder 2 gram
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra 1 gram
Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) 250 mg
White pepper 125 mg

ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)

It also improves concentration and attention span in children suffering with ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). It reduces distractions by irrelevant stimuli. Thus, it reduces interruption in ongoing tasks.

Mental tension, anxiety and depression

Shankhpushpi Syrup reduces mental tension, helps in anxiety and treats depression. It provides these benefits due to Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri). It is antidepressant, anti-stress and anti-anxiety herb. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) is also effective in these cases because it provides strength to the brain for combating anxiety and depression.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Shankhpushpi can help in following symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.

  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Restlessness
  • Headache
  • Sleeplessness
  • Palpitation

If patient has main complaint of tiredness, muscle ache, trembling or shaking, then he requires Ashwagandha along with Shankhpushpi syrup or Shankhpushpi powder. If patient has excessive sweating, dry mouth, palpitation and restlessness, then Mukta Pishti is along with shankhpushpi is more beneficial.

Best Remedies GAD Symptoms
Ashwagandha powder Tiredness, Muscle ache, Trembling or shaking
Mukta Pishti (or Praval Pishti, Pana Pishti or Kushta Zamurd) Excessive sweating, Dry mouth, Palpitation or restlessness


The general dosage of Shankhpushpi Syrup is as follows.
Infants (Up To 1 Year) NOT RECOMMENDED
Children 10 ml *
Adults 20 ml *
Geriatric (Old age) 10 ml *
Maximum Possible Dosage 40 ml per day in divided doses
* Twice Daily mixing it in a cup of water  preferably after meal



The main ingredients of Shankhpushpi Syrup are Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) and Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri), which are LIKELY SAFE. Shankhpushpi Syrup contains water extracts of Shankhpushpi and Brahmi. According to most of studies conducted on Shankhpushpi extract and Brahmi extract, these are safe even in larger doses than as used in Shankhpushpi Syrup.

Side Effects

There are no side effects reported with recommended dosage of Shankhpushpi Syrup.

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