Black oil plant

Scientific name of Black oil plant: Celastrus paniculatus

Name of Black oil plant in different languages:-

English: Intellect tree

Sanskrit: Jyotish Mati ज्योतीष्मती, Thejovathi, Peethathaila.

Hindi: Mal-kangani माल-कांगनी

Malayalam: Kilitheenipanji കിളിതീനിപ്പഞ്ഞി

Plant description:

Black Oil Plant is a deciduous woody climber, found all over India. leaves are broad, and oval, simple, elliptic in shape, toothed margins, stems grow up to 10 cm and 6 m long. Flowers are in large panicles at branch end. Capsules are round and deep yellow in color.

Useful plant part:

Seed, oil

Medicinal uses:

To reduce chronic immobilization stress.

Ayurvedic medicinal Uses of Jyotishmati 

Celastrus paniculatus, commonly known as Jyotishmati or Malkangani, is a plant used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for various therapeutic purposes. Here are some of its Ayurvedic uses:

1. Brain Tonic: Jyotishmati is believed to enhance cognitive functions, improve memory, and promote overall mental alertness.

2. Nervous System Support: It’s used to strengthen the nervous system and may help in conditions related to nerve disorders.

3. Stress and Anxiety: Ayurveda suggests that Jyotishmati may have adaptogenic properties, helping the body cope with stress and anxiety.

4. Improved Concentration: It’s used to enhance focus, concentration, and intellectual abilities.

5. Alleviating Headaches: Some Ayurvedic practitioners recommend it for relieving various types of headaches.

6. Joint Health: It’s believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and may be used for conditions like arthritis.

7. Digestive Aid: Jyotishmati is used to improve digestion and alleviate gastrointestinal discomfort.

8. Aphrodisiac Properties: It’s sometimes used to support sexual health and vitality.

9. Respiratory Health: In some Ayurvedic formulations, it’s included to address respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis.

10. Liver Health: It’s believed to promote liver function and detoxification.

11. Skin Conditions: Jyotishmati oil may be applied topically for various skin conditions, although this should be done with caution.

12. Regulating Blood Sugar Levels: Some traditional uses suggest that it may help in managing blood sugar levels.

13. Menstrual Health: It’s used in some formulations to address menstrual irregularities and associated discomfort.

As with any herbal remedy, it’s important to use Celastrus paniculatus under the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare provider. Additionally, individual responses to herbs can vary, so it’s crucial to approach any herbal remedy with caution and under professional guidance. Furthermore, scientific research on its efficacy and safety is limited, so its use should be based on traditional knowledge and expert advice.

Chemical content:

Fatty acids, alkaloids

How to prepare medicines:

It is used as an ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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