Convolvulus arvensis

Plant Name     Convolvulus arvensis L

Botanical Info 

It is a climbing or creeping herbaceous perennial plant growing to 0.5–2 m high


The plant is native to Europe and Asia. Plant typically inhabit roadsides, grasslands and also along streams. Its dense mats invade agricultural fields and reduce crop yields

Chemical Content 

Contains psychotropic alkaloids, and at leaves there are cordial glycosides

Traditional Use and Activity 

The root, and also a resin made from the root, is cholagogue, diuretic, laxative and strongly purgative. The dried root contains 4.9% resin. The juice of the root is used in the treatment of fevers. A tea made from the flowers is laxative and is also used in the treatment of fevers and wounds. A cold tea made from the leaves is laxative and is also used as a wash for spider bites or taken internally to reduce excessive menstrual flow