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‚Äôs palsy, arthritis, and sciatica. Stimulant property helps in loss of libido. Betel leaves impregnated with its oil are tied on the penis. It is also useful in adenitis, cervical lymphadenopathy, tuberculosis, adenitis because of its hot potency.
Indications – It is used externally for massage in osteoarthritis, paralysis, sciatica, lumbago, and in disorders of Vata. It is used internally in impotency, skin disorders, epilepsy, and psychological disorders.
Product description – It is the main ingredient in the Jyotishmati capsule.