~50 'Intellect Tree' seeds, Celastrus Paniculatus, 'Malkangni,' India
Celastrus paniculatus, also known as Malkangani, Jyotishmati, black oil plant, climbing staff tree, and the intellect tree. Medicinal use in India goes back millennia. The medicinal oil is quite expensive.
Tropical deciduous vine or woody liana growing to 20 feet. Both male and female plants will flower. No frost.
Used for cognitive effects, memory issues and physical brain regeneration. According to Ayurveda, the leaves are emmenagogue; the seeds are acrid, bitter, and hot, used as a laxative, emetic, aphrodisiac, powerful brain tonic. According to the Unani system of medicine, its seeds are bitter-tasting and used as an expectorant, brain and liver tonic, and for joint-pains, paralysis and weakness.
The plant's oil enriches blood and helps abdominal complaints. The seed oil is used as a stomachic and tonic, also for coughs asthma, arthritis, leprosy, headache and leucoderma. Also used for hair and skin health.
Seeds from India.