Shankupushpam (Clitoria Ternatea) – Healing plant in Ayurveda
Clitoria ternatea (Linn), commonly known as by expression of mammalian proapoptotic genes or in Shankupushpam, belongs to the plant family Fabaceae response to oxygen stress, which model for cellular aging and is propagated through seeds. It is a perennial twinning herb with blue and white flowers.The parts used for medicinal purposes include roots, leaves and seeds.
Shankupushpam (Clitoria Ternatea) (ശങ്കുപുഷ്പം) Sacred healing plant in Ayurveda
Sankupushpam medicinal plant contains tannins and glucose. It is widely used in traditional systems of medicine as a brain tonic.Sacred or healing plant in ayurveda Shankupushpam commonly known as butterfly pea, blue pea, Cordofan pea and Asian pigeon wings, is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family.The flowers of this vine have the shape of human female genitals, hence the Latin name of the genus “Clitoria”, from “clitoris”.This is an ayurvedic traditional medicine various qualities including memory enhancing, anti stress, anxiolytic, anti convulsant, tranquilizing, and sedative properties. Its medicinal values are many,its leaves
roots,flowers and the plant itself are used for preparing ayurvedic medicines. Its leaves powdered used for treating brain disorders.
Butterfly pea commonly known as Shankupushpam, is widely used in traditional Indian systems of medicine as a brain tonic and is believed to promote memory and intelligence. The plant is considered as a good brain tonic and is useful for throat and eye infections, skin diseases,urinary troubles even in cattle, ulcer and antidotal properties.
Besides its medicinal property butterfly pea is also a good source of phytochemical substances. It contains anti fungal proteins and has been shown to be homologous to plant defensins. Further these healing flower used in cases of sperm debility due to its spermatogenic properties and also it used to cure sexual disorders like infertility and gonorrhea.It is valuable in many ways. In Ayurveda the whole plant ie leaves,roots,flowers of this plant for preparation of many traditional ancient herbal medicines. Its leaves powdered used for treating brain disorers. Further these healing flower used in cases of sperm debility due to its spermatogenic properties and also it used to cure sexual disorders like infertility and gonorrhea In addition to that, this flower is considered to be a scared flower and is used in temples for rituals and pujas