The base stem of this shrub will grow up to 10 inches 25 cm in diameter and produce many woody branches that cling to surrounding flora for support. The inner bark is light and cork like, with yellow sapwood. The leaves are oval shape and grow on singular stems, ranging in color from light to dark green. The flowers are tiny, whitish green to yellow green, and grow on the top of the main stalk. Celastrus is prized by native peoples throughout India for its seeds, which grow in round pods that gradually change from a light yellow to a deep red color as they mature. The seeds are small, oval shaped and grow six per seedpod.
|Published (Last):||22 May 2007|
|PDF File Size:||10.28 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||2.72 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
The base stem of this shrub will grow up to 10 inches 25 cm in diameter and produce many woody branches that cling to surrounding flora for support. The inner bark is light and cork like, with yellow sapwood. The leaves are oval shape and grow on singular stems, ranging in color from light to dark green. The flowers are tiny, whitish green to yellow green, and grow on the top of the main stalk. Celastrus is prized by native peoples throughout India for its seeds, which grow in round pods that gradually change from a light yellow to a deep red color as they mature.
The seeds are small, oval shaped and grow six per seedpod. They are also may cause yellow-orange stains on anything the oils come into contact with. Celastrus paniculatus grows in a wide variety of climates and environments. The Celastrus family of shrubs has also been transplanted and grows on every continent except Antarctica. The plant was used to treat many different ailments, but most notably it was administered as a powerful brain tonic, appetite stimulant, and emetic.
According to Greco-Arabic Yunani medicine, the oil of the Celastrus seed was used to treat physical weakness, mental confusion, alleviate asthma symptoms, reduce headaches, and to cure joint pain and arthritis.
Russo et. Healers made a tonic of the seed oil, which they used to mitigate mental fatigue and memory loss, as well as to boost memory recall, retention, and other thought processes.
Traditional healers from the Chhattisgarh, Bastar region of India are known to prescribe Celastrus seeds to their patients. They recommend that anyone suffering from forgetfulness begin adding one seed to their diet daily, and gradually increase their dosage up to seeds per day. Over a period of several hours the essential oils would rise to the surface, the seeds were strained out and the remaining mixture was allowed to settle.
Finally, the oil was carefully siphoned out into another container. A more modern method of extraction involves placing a large quantity of seeds into a screw press, and squeezing the oil out of the seeds under the pressure of the press. Modern research into the effects of Celastrus paniculatus has shown that the seeds can be just as effective when consumed with little to no prior preparation.
MEDICINAL USES: Recent medical research has proven the efficacy of the oil obtained from the seeds; in small mammal studies, the oil produced lower blood pressure, increased alertness, and improved problem-solving skills, possibly due to its powerful antioxidant action in the blood Nalini et.
The oil from the Celastrus seed has long been valued in India for its beneficial effects on memory and intellect. They have effectively used the oil to treat beri-beri as well as malaria. To this day, many Indian college students regularly consume half a teaspoon or less of the oil as part of their daily diet; at this dosage, the oil acts as a brain stimulant to improve memory and recall and to give them a slight edge during important exams.
There is ongoing research into the possibility that anticancer drugs like pristimerin, which is derived from the seeds of the Celastrus plant, may be an effect means of treating certain types of cancers, or inhibiting the growth of specific types of cancer cells.
Research conducted by H. Yang et. Although much more research still needs to be done, the potential health benefits of Celastrus seed oil looks very promising Yang et. It is in the nutrient rich oil that the active compounds are found, such as celastrine, paniculatin, and other active alkaloids. These active compounds are used as an antimalarial agent, and are currently used in modern medicines like Pristimerin. Celastrus seeds and the oil they produce have been clinically proven to increase mental acuity, improve memory, retention and recall.
Subjects using the oil are able to learn new information more quickly are able to accurately recall that information over longer periods of time. Nalini, K. Karanth, A. Rao, and A. Russo, A. Izzo, V. Cardile, F. Borrelli, and A. Yang, H. Landis-Piwowar, D. Lu, P. Yuan, L. Li, G. Reddy, X. Yuan, and Q. Zhixiang, Z. Submit a Comment Your email address will not be published.
Celastrus Paniculatus Seed Extract
Sciatica Secondary Amenorrhea However, its use in digestive problems is uncommon, but it is also beneficial for chronic constipation, loss of appetite due to decreased secretion or production of gastric juices, intestinal gas and abdominal distension. Its seeds have effects on brain, mind, nerves, joints and bones. Improving Intellect For improving intellect, Celastrus Paniculatus is mainly prescribed and it has memory enhancer action. It also improves concentration, alertness, and other cognitive functions. It may act on acetylcholine level in the brain, which enhances the cognition.