Shankhpushpi or Shyamaktanta is a perennial herb that is used for its medicinal benefits.

It helps to manage digestion and constipation due to its mild laxative property. It improves mental health and might help in managing depression due to its antidepressant activity.
According to Ayurveda, Shankhpushpi helps to calm down the brain and relieve stress as well as anxiety. It also improves memory by acting as a brain tonic due to its Medhya (improves intelligence) property. You can take Shankhpushpi powder along with warm milk or water to help boost memory and concentration. Shankhpushpi tablets and capsules can also be used to improve brain functions.
Shankhpushpi might help to manage wrinkles and prevent ageing due to its Rasayana (rejuvenating) property. Applying Shankhpushpi powder on skin helps in acne and wound healing due to its Ropan (healing) property. Applying Shankhpushpi oil on the scalp and hair help control hair fall and also promotes hair growth due to its Rasayana (rejuvenating) property.


  • Poor Memory
  • Insomnia
  • Epilepsy
  • Indigestion and Constipation
  • ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Reduce stress
  • High blood pressure


  • Shankhpushpi Powder - ¼-½ teaspoon twice a day.
  • Shankhpushpi Juice - 2-4 teaspoons once or twice a day.
  • Shankhpushpi Capsule - 1-2 capsules twice a day.
  • Shankhpushpi Tablet - 1-2 tablets twice a day.