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It is generally found in North India .It is a plant that grows widely during rainy season. The plant is about 2 to 3 inches in height: Its leaves are small in size and are about 0.5 to 1.5 inches in length. Its leaves are alternate, elliptical. Flowers are about white or red in colour, they are round or bell shaped.It has been claimed as one of the few herbs which reduces stress level and puts brain in a relaxed state.It controls Nurotoxicity levels, it is not only a stress reliever but is also an Anti - Depressant, and it reduces the effect of toxins in the brain.It improves the Memory, it is indicated that about 20 grams of powdered or juice formed Shankhpushpi should be taken along with honey.It is beneficial in Rejuvenating the brain and works as a Psycho-stimulant and Tranquilizer.
The chemical constituents in Shankhpushpi consist of carbohydrate-D-glucose, rhamnose, maltose, sucrose and starch. It also contains proteins, amino acids and the alkaloids-convolvine, convolamine, confoline, phyllabine, convolidine, convoline, convosine, subhirsine and convolvidine along with fatty acid and wax constituents, hydrocarbons, aliphatic and sterol and certain other bio-chemicals which include scopoletin, glacial acetic acid, three coumarins, β-sitosterol, kaempferol, tropane alkaloids, linoleic acid, palmitic acid and straight chain hydrocarbon hextriacontane, 20-oxodotriacontanol, tetratriacontanoic acid and 29- oxodotriacontanol.