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Botanical Name : Celastrus Paniculatus


Family Name : Intellect Tree, Black-Oil Plant, Climbing Staff Tree


Common Name Kondgaidh, Malkangni, Malkangani, Sankhu.


Botanical Description

Celastrus Paniculatus is botanical name of Indian herb known as Jyotishmati and Malkangani. It belongs with bittersweet family named Celastraceae.


Uses & Benefits


For Memory Celastrus Paniculatus (also called Jyotishmati in Sanskrit or Malkangani in Hindi) improves memory and cognitive functions.


For Backache  It is beneficial in neurological diseases and pain disorders including muscle cramps, backache, sciatica, osteoarthritis, facial paralysis and paralysis.



For Potency The seeds of Celastrus Paniculatus have very hot potency, which means seed powder produces heat in the body and gives feeling of warmness after its consumption.

This effect generally appears with larger dosage of Malkangni.

However, smaller dosage may also increase heat in the body, but up to tolerable level.


Therefore, many ayurvedic physicians use Celastrus Paniculatus in winter season in higher doses and choose lower dosage for hot season. Its lower dosage is also very effective in management of a several diseases.


Its 2 weeks consumption is sufficient to see its visible effects on memory, eyesight, cognition and mental alertness. Celastrus Paniculatus (Jyotishmati) is also effective in digestive disorders such as loss of appetite, constipation, abdominal distension etc.


For Digestion 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.


For Joints Celastrus Paniculatus (Malkangani) Seeds are used in powder form and taken with milk. 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


Therapeutic Indications 

Celastrus Paniculatus (Malkangani) is helpful in following health conditions.


• Memory Loss

• Cognitive Problems

• Concentration Problems

• Rheumatic arthritis

• Insomnia

• Gouty Arthritis

• Opium addiction

• Opium Poisoning (acts as antidote)

• Bradycardia (low heart rate)

• Impotence

• Facial paralysis

• Sciatica

• Secondary Amenorrhea.

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