Celastrus paniculatus

Last Updated: September 28, 2022

Celastrus paniculatus is a plant, the seeds of which are used to improve cognition. Preliminary evidence suggests it is also a potent intestinal relaxant.


Celastrus paniculatus is most often used for


Celastrus paniculatus is a woody fruit-bearing vine. The fruit of the plant contains seeds used in Ayurveda medicine.

Celastrus paniculatus seeds are used to alleviate cognitive issues and promote intestinal health. The seeds can also be made into an oil, which is sometimes used during massage. The oil is used to alleviate skin inflammation and has a mild sedative effect.

Studies done on rats suggest that Celastrus paniculatus seeds can also reduce cholesterol in unhealthy rats.

Animal evidence suggests Celastrus paniculatus can protect the brain and improve cognition, but single dose supplementation is ineffective. The effect becomes stronger over two weeks of supplementation.

Celastrus paniculatus seeds are a promising supplement for neurological and intestinal health, but much more research is needed before they can be specifically recommended for supplementation.

What are other names for Celastrus paniculatus?
Note that Celastrus paniculatus is also known as:
  • Jyothismati Oil
  • Celastrus Oil
  • Malkanguni Oil
  • The Elixir of Life
Celastrus paniculatus should not be confused with:
Dosage information

Traditional Celastrus paniculatus dosages start at 10 seeds, taken all at once. If no side effects occur, increase the dose to 15 and finally 20 seeds.

Much more research is needed to determine the optimal dose of Celastrus paniculatus.

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