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Gokarna or Shankhpushpi (Clitoria ternatea )

Gokarna ( Clitoria ternatea ) is a creeper plant grown without much care. It is also known as Shankhpushpi in India.

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Though in India it is used as a medicinal plant it is used as an ornamental plant in some countries… Its leaves are elliptical and obtuse. That’s why it’s a ‘beautiful’ medicine.

The flowers are vivid deep blue or white in colour. The fruits are pods resembling thin peas. This herb is also known as butterfly pea, blue pea, Cordofan pea and Asian pigeon wings.

It is non-toxic and does not have any side effects.

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Health Benefits of Shankhpushpi

  • Shankhpushpi is used for improving memory, mental power and treating mental fatigue.

  • Induces calm and peace and relieves stress and anxiety.

  • Enhance memory power in the children.

  • Used in the treatment of female reproductive disorders.

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  • The extract from the roots of the herb is used as an antidote in treating poisonous bites of insects or of snakes.

  • For treating epilepsy and excessive menstruation, 2 ml of Shankhpushpi juice with honey is given.

  • Alleviates swelling and pain.

  • Used in thyroid disorders.

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  • Roots of the plant are used for treating leucoderma.

  • Paste of the whole plant is effectively used for treating piles.

  • Used in children for treating bed wetting.

  • Also used for treating high blood pressure.

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Clitoria ternatea is also known in different names -

Aparajitha, Koyala (Hindi), Alowe weed, pigeonwings, Sanghu pushpam (Malayalam), Dintena (Telugu), Shankhapushpi, Shankpushpi, Butterfly Pea, Conch flower, Gokarni, Girikarnika, Koyal, Dintena, Asphota, Vishnukranta, Shankhapushpi, Shveta, Mahashveta, Girikarni etc…


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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.


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