Evolvulus alsinoides (Convolvulaceae): an American herb in the Old World.

  title={Evolvulus alsinoides (Convolvulaceae): an American herb in the Old World.},
  author={Daniel F. Austin},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={117 2},
People in the Indian region often apply shankhapushpi and vishnukranti, two Sanskrit-based common names, to Evolvulus alsinoides. These are pre-European names that are applied to a medicinal American species transported into the area. The period of introduction is uncertain, but probably took place in the 1500s or 1600s. Examination of relationships of Evolvulus alsinoides, geographic distribution, its names in Asia, medical uses, and chemical and laboratory analysis indicates that the alien… CONTINUE READING
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