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

Chemical content:

Fatty acids, alkaloids

How to prepare medicines:

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

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