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Celastrus paniculatus Willd.
  • Family : Celastraceae
  • English : Climbing staff plant
  • Hindi : Malkangani, Maklunki
  • Gujarati : Malkangani
  • Sanskrit :Jyotishmati, Pitataila

  • Part used : Seed

Botanical Description:  A large climbing unarmed shrub with long slender elongating branches which are reddish brown and covered with elongate white lenticels ; leaves simple,a lternate, ovate or obovate, cenulate, coriaceaous, glabrous, lateral nerves arching, flowers greenish white in terminal drooping panicles, fruits capsules, depressed globose, 3 lobed, bright yellow when ripe, opening to expose the brown seeds covered with orange red aril. Flowering and fruiting from March to June.

It is found throughout India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Katu, Tikta
  • Guna : Sara, Usna, Tiksna
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Sirovirecanopaga, Dipana, Kaphahara, Vamaka, Vatahara, Virecaka, Meddhya

Modern Pharmacological Action: This plant seed has been used for prevention and treatment of various diseases. The bark is abortifacient, depurative and a brain tonic. The seed oil is bitter, thermogenic and intellect promoting and is useful in abdominal disorders, beri-beri and sores.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Jyotishmati Extract

  • Jyotishmati Capsule
Jyotishmati Herb
  • Vishgarbh Oil
Jyotishmati Oil
  • Alert Capsule
  • Dazzle Oil