Botanical name – Celastrus paniculata
Family name – Celastraceae
English name – Staff tree
Common name – Staff tree
Synonyms – Katabhi, Suvarnalatika, Alavana, Agnibhasa, Kanguni
Habit – Straggling shrub.
Useful Parts – Seeds and Seed oil
Common Uses – Oil massage is good for Vata dosha and is a stimulant. Because of these properties, it is used in paralysis, backache, Bell’s palsy, arthritis and sciatica. Stimulant property helps in loss of libido. Betel leaves impregnated with its oil are tied on penis. It is also useful in adenitis, cervical lymphadenopathy, tuberculosis, adenitis because of hot potency.
Indications – It is used externally for massage in osteoarthritis, paralysis, sciatia, lumbago and in disorders of Vata. It is used internally in impotency, skin disorders, epilepsy, and psychological disorders. Its oil is used internally with cow’s ghee in
Products description – It is the main ingredient in Jyotishmati capsule.