Vishnukranthi 200gm



Botanical name:  Evolvulus alsinoides

Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)

Common name: Dwarf Morning Glory

Tamil: Vishnukranthi

Hindi: Visnukrantha, Shyamakrantha

Malayalam: Vishnukranthi

Telugu: Vishnukrantha

Kannada: Vishnykranti

Plant Description:

This is a very slender, more or less branched, spreading or ascending, usually extremely hairy herb. The stems are 20 to 70 centimeters long, and not twining. The leaves, which are densely clothed with appressed, white, and silky hairs, are variable clothed, lanceolate to ovate, and usually 0.5 to 1 centimeter in length (but may be larger); the apex is blunt with a little point and the base is pointed. The flowers are pale blue and 6-8 mm in diameter. The fruit (capsule) is rounded, and usually contains 4 seeds. Dwarf Morning Glory is native to the South America, and is widely naturalized all over the world, including India.



  • The whole plant is used in the goa territory.
  • It is used extensively as a febrifuge and tonic.
  • Vishnukranti enhance memory or other cognitive functions.
  • It calms the nerves and reduces nervous tension.
  • Along with cumin and milk it is used for fevers nervous debility, and loss of memory.