Latin Name : Convolvulus Arvensis
This herb is highly nutritious as it has rich contents of starch & sugars.
Field Bindweed, especially its leaves are made into a tisane which is used internally as a laxative and for fevers, to promote sweating and so reduce the temperature, and externally to put on wounds.
A cold infusion from the leaves of this plant is laxative, can slow profuse bleeding during menses, and can be applied as a wash for spider bites.
A tea made from the flowers is believed to exhibit antibacterial & antifungal properties against a broad spectrum of microbes, including E. coli, salmonella, species & candida albicans.
Bindweed also finds its therapeutic use for treating the effects of stress.
Bindweed also exhibits actions similar to that of anti-diabetic medications as it is considered to inhibit the action of beta-glucosidase & alpha galctosidase. This, in turn, aids in lesser absorption of carbohydrates into the intestine, thus checking the blood sugar levels.