5 Top Medicinal Uses Of Evolvulus Alsinoides | Vishnukranthi | Slender Dwarf Morning Glory

Many of you must have noticed this plant with it’s beautiful small purple flowers on the road sides and waste lands if you are living in India. It’s botanical name is Evolvulus Alsinoides and it’s called Vishnukranthi in Tamil, Vishnukrantha in Hindi, Slender Dwarf Morning Glory in English and Vishnukranthamu in Telugu.

It is one among the three plants that are called shankhpushpi. The rest of the two plants are Clitoria Ternatea and Convolvulus Pluricaulis. These 3 plants are regarded are very highly and are used together or separately mainly for treating sleeplessness, anxiety and  stress. Vishnukranthi is mainly used as a home remedy for improving memory, reducing stress, to treat fevers, for hair growth and to treat wounds.

Vishnukranthi Medicinal Uses:

1. Vishnukranthi For Fever:

Vishnukranthi plant was traditionally used as a home remedy for treating fever by our elders and you can read the research that proves it’s anti pyretic properties here.

2. Vishnukranthi For Memory:

Other amazing property of vishnukranthi that many are not aware is it’s ability to enhance memory. If anyone is asked to suggest a herb for improving memory, almost 99 % of the people will immediately reply valarai | Centealla Asiatica.

It is that well known for it’s use in improving memory but vishnukranthi is equally effective in improving memory, you can read the research that proves it  here.

3. Vishnukranthi For Stress:

It is also an anti stress herb that also improves strength and vitality. You can find the research proving it’s ability to reduce stress here.

4. Vishnukranthi Anti Bacterial Properties:

Vishnukranti has wonderful anti bacterial properties and is great for treating wounds and cuts when applied as a poultice.

5. Vishnukranthi For Hair:

Another surprising use of vishnukranthi is it greatly assists in hair growth and the astonishing thing is it can be equivalent to minoxidil in stimulating hair growth but minus the side effects. You can read the study that proves this traditional use here.

Vishnukranthi Side Effects:

It lowers blood pressure so people who have high blood pressure should take it under medical supervision. Pregnant women should be cautious as there is no study proving it is safe for them….

Medicinal Uses Of Evolvulus Alsinoides | Vishnukranthi | Slender Dwarf Morning Glory:

1. Vishnukranthi Plant Decoction: For Fever, Reducing Stress & Enhancing Memory

For treating fever, collect the whole plant and wash it well to remove any dirt and cut them into small pieces. Add a handful of tulsi leaves and a cup of water and boil till it reduces in half and strain.

For reducing stress, just the whole plant decocotion can be used. This decocotion is also a good tonic and can also be used as a remedy for diarrhea. The dosage is around 40 to 50 ml.

2. Vishnukranthi For Wounds:

Since this plant is found very commonly, if you have small cuts or bruises, just take a small plant and pound it in a mortar and pestle along with little water and apply the paste over the affected area.

3. Vishnukranthi For Hair:

Vishnukranthi can be either made into a paste and applied as a hair pack daily for a period of at least 3 to 4 weeks or the oil which is made by heating any unrefined oil along with cut plant till there is no moisture left can be used daily…



  1. Anonymous
    June 12, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    .where can I find this plant

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 17, 2016 / 4:41 am

      Vishnukranthi can be found along road sides and waste lands all over India. But when you are looking out for the plant try searching it for in the mornings as by noon the flowers fall off and it will be hard to identify vishnukranthi plant without the flowers…

  2. Blayr
    October 29, 2016 / 9:11 am

    Vadikherbs.com has it in 8 oz pack. Shank pushpi the Indian name

  3. dr.coolboy
    November 6, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Is this herb induce ovulation ? if so explain that property

  4. Unknown
    February 19, 2018 / 12:03 am

    Is there any role of vishnugrandhi in treating prostate complaints

  5. Sivakumar Krishnan
    February 19, 2018 / 12:06 am

    Thank you for the information along with the dosage details

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