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Shank Pushpi Review – 8 Reasons Why

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | What's Inside? | Benefits | Precautions | Cost | How To Use | Conclusion

Shank Pushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) is manufactured by Vadik Herbs and marketed as a brain tonic. This is in fact an Indian herb which comes in the form of a powder and is supposed to induce feelings of calm and peace, good sleep, stress and mental fatigue. It also positively impacts anxiety by reducing it.

Vadik Herbs is the manufacturing company, a well known herbal medicine producer and the owner of the Bazaar of India brand. This product particularly falls into the category of Ayurvedic herbs.

Ayurveda is an ancient medicine system which can be linked back in India about 5000 years ago. Unlike in modern medicine, it focuses on healthy living rather than on treating the disease. Therapy based on its principles simultaneously affects the body and the mind, determining both physical and psychic improvement.


1) Shank Pushpi at a Glance

The product is the powder form of the plant with the same name, Shank Pushpi. It is an alternative remedy often mentioned in Ayurveda medicine practices. Traditionally the plant has been used to treat a variety of conditions and is a wide spectrum action treatment: from nervous debility, insomnia, fatigue, loss of memory to dysentery.

It has been the subject of many clinical studies back in the 70’s and 80’s which tested and proved its effectiveness in treating anxiety insomnia and depression. Recent research however lacks. It is considered a safe product, with no side effect having been associated.

There is little information on the product and the manufacturer doesn’t provide information on how the product is supposed to work, recommended dosages or usage.

What’s Inside?

2) What’s Inside Shank Pushpi?

Shank Pushpi or Convolvulus Pluricaulis includes the following ingredients: Shank Pushpi powder.

3) Does Shank Pushpi Work and it is Safe?

The company claims that it can help reduce various problems including anxiety and stress. It also states that it can help with better digestion. However, it is important to note a healthy lifestyle is important for proper digestion and to reduce stress. This supplement alone shouldn’t be relied on to take care of such concerns.

For the best effect, Shank Pushpi or Convolvulus Pluricaulis needs to be taken every day. It should be taken around the same time every day to aid with digestion. It can take up to a month of use before someone can fully realize the benefits that can be offered to them. Since there can be so many variables that influence constipation, stress, anxiety and more though it isn’t known if this product will help an individual or not.

They indicate that there aren’t any side effects associated with the use of this product. It also doesn’t contain any caffeine or artificial types of stimulants. Some of the things people have said about it include:

Less water retention
Stress is gone
Able to sleep better
Digestion isn’t painful


4) Shank Pushpi Benefits & Results

  • There have been no side effects reported
  • Positive consumer reviews
  • The herb has been the subject of numerous Indian research studies which showed its effectiveness.


5) Precautions of Shank Pushpi Use

  • Lack of general information on mechanism of action
  • The research made is old and there’s a need for new research.


6) How Much Does Shank Pushpi Cost?

A bottle of Shank Pushpi or Convolvulus Pluricaulis is $22.95 and shipping in the USA is $2.95. Shipping outside of the USA depends on the location. Each bottle contains 90 capsules. This is enough for 30 days based on the daily recommended dose of 3 capsules. There is no free trial on this product.

How To Use

7) How to Use Shank Pushpi

In terms of packaging, besides powder, the product can also be found in the form of vegetarian capsules (or juices and syrups with other producers). The recommended daily dosage should be established by a healthcare provider, depending on the packaging and concentration levels of the supplement.


8) Conclusion

Shank Pushpi is an alternative remedy originated in the Indian Ayurveda medicine, a form of traditional practice still used by 80% of Indians today. In Ayurveda, the spiritual and the physical are equally important to the treatment scheme.

The product is marketed as a brain tonic, however no recent clinical research or controlled human studies have been done on the herb. Several small Indian studies conducted in the 1970’s and 80’s revealed a high effectiveness of the product in cases of anxiety, depression and insomnia.

Its application in modern medicine is still a matter of debate and research is needed. We recommend caution and a medical advice prior to starting treatment.

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