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Celastrus paniculatus 30+ Seeds
Celastrus paniculatus is a woody liana commonly known as black oil plant, climbing staff tree, and intellect tree. The plant grows throughout India at elevations up to 1800 m. Oil from the seeds is used as a traditional medicine in Indian Unani and Ayurvedic medicine.
C. paniculatus is a deciduous vine with stems up to 10 centimeters in diameter and 6 meters long with rough, pale brown exfoliating bark covered densely with small, elongated lenticles. The leaves are simple, broad, and oval, obovate or elliptic in shape, with toothed margins.
The Intellect tree, or Celastrus paniculatus, is a climbing shrub, also known as malkangani, found throughout India. The seeds contain fatty acids and alkaloids, and have sedative and antidepressant actions. Botanist M. Daniel states that the seeds are used to sharpen the memory, and Ayurvedic practitioners also use the seed oil as a brain tonic and as a treatment for memory loss. A study published in the August 2004 issue of the "Journal of Ethnopharmacology" found that intellect tree's ability to improve memory loss may be due to its neuroprotective actions.
A study of rats suggested the aqueous extract of Celastrus paniculatus seed has dose-dependent cholinergic activity, thereby improving memory performance.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 24 May, 2013.
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