Herbal Spotlight Brain Volume ONE - Concentrate

I've used this and highly recommend it for the all of us because of its mild nature yet bold generous effect/affect on the one partaking of it. enjoy a special report by your -counter ignorance alliance

Celastrus Seed

Indian Name :  Jyotishmati

Meaning-"luminous, bright, glowing"

This is a feminine name.

The name is of Indian origin. People have glowing aura with beautiful physique.

Celastrus paniculatus is a woody liana commonly known as 

black oil plant, climbing staff tree and intellect tree

 (Sanskrit: jyotishmati ज्योतीष्मती, Hindi:Mal-kangani माल-कांगनी, Chinese: deng you teng 灯油藤)


TRADITIONAL USE: For thousands of years, Ayurveda medicine men have used the Celastrus seeds for their potent medicinal properties. It was used for many different ailments, but most notably it was administered as a powerful brain tonic, appetite stimulant, and emetic. According to Greco-Arabic Yunani medicine, the oil of the Celastrus seed was used to treat physical weakness, mental confusion, alleviate asthma symptoms, reduce headaches, cure joint pain and arthritis; and they also created a potent balm that the men believed worked as a sexual stimulant, much like modern phosphodiesterase inhibitors (i.e. sindenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), ect.). The medicine men made a tonic of the seed oil, they used this tonic to mitigate mental fatigue, memory loss, as well as to boost memory recall, retention, and other thought processes. Traditional healers from the Chhattisgarh, Bastar region of India are known to prescribe Celastrus seeds to their patients, they recommend that anyone suffering from forgetfulness begin adding one seed to their diet daily, and then gradually increase their dosage up to 100 seeds per day. It is this ability to improve mental function, memory recall and retention that has made this one of the choice herbal supplements for those working to improve dream recall, and to achieve lucid dreams.

TRADITIONAL PREPARATION: Although there are many different preparations, the most prevalent and common methods all use the seeds to extract their essential oils. An older and more traditional extraction method involves taking the seeds and placing them in a pot of boiling water or goat's milk, over a period of several hours the essential oils would rise to the surface, the seeds were strained out and the remaining mixture was allowed to settle, finally, the oil was then carefully siphoned out and into another container. A more modern method of extraction involves placing a large quantity of seeds into a screw press, and under the force of the press, the seed’s oil squeezed out and collected. Modern research into the effects of Celastrus Paniculatus has shown that the seeds can be just as effective with little to no prior preparation.

MEDICINAL USES: Recent medical research has proven the efficacy of the oil obtained from the seeds; in small mammal studies, the oil produced lower blood pressure, increased alertness, and improved problem solving skills, possibly due to its powerful antioxidant action in the blood. The oil from the Celastrus seed has long been valued in India for its beneficial effects on memory and intellect. They have effectively used the oil to treat beri-beri as well as malaria. To this day, many Indian college students regularly consume half a teaspoon or less of the oil as part of their daily diet; at this dosage, the oil acts as a brain stimulant to improve their memory, recall and to give them a slight edge during important exams. There are currently several herbal supplements on the market that utilize Celastrus oil in their formula; herbal supplements like  cognihance have been clinically-proven “to enhance memory and increase retention.” Dietary supplements like these usually combine Celastrus seed oil with other effective herbal supplements like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) and Gingko biloba.

There is ongoing research into the possibility that anticancer drugs like pristimerin, which is derived from the seeds of the Celastrus plant, may be an effect means of treating certain types of cancers, or to inhibit the growth of specific types of cancer cells. Research conducted by H. Yang et.al. has shown pristimerin to be quite active against nine cancer cell lines. Although much more research still needs to be done, the potential health benefits of Celastrus seed oil looks very promising. 

TRADITIONAL EFFECTS: Traditional Ayurveda healers have used Celastrus Paniculatus oil for centuries, healers extracted the oil and prescribed it to their patients suffering from mental fatigue, stress, and minor joint pains. Celastrus seeds and the oil they produce have been clinically proven to increase mental acuity, improve memory, retention and recall. Subjects using the oil were able to learn new information more quickly and were able to accurately recall that information over longer periods of time. People have long used Celastrus seeds as a supplement to improve dream recall and to help induce lucid dreams, consuming small quantities of the oil as part of a healthy diet. 

Cultivation :  

Method of propagation : Jyotismati can be propagated through seed.

Soil : It can be grown in any type of soil, but it will require well drained soil.

Preparation of land : Soil should be prepared with repeated ploughed and mixing farmyard manual and after this furroee should be made at the distance of two feet.

Time sowing : 15th June or after 1st rain.

Method of sowing : Two seeds should be dropped at the distance of two feet on prepared furrow.

Seed rate : 4 Kg. per acere (1.61 Kg. / Hector)

Seed treatment : Seeds should be soaked in any growth regulators which improve the germination.

Irrigation : First will be given after sowing. Second will be given at 15 days interval. (Then there is no need to apply, if it rains)

Interculture operation : Interculture operation should be done with a viewto remove weeds.

Method of preparation of seed :Seeds should be picked when they will turn into  red colour and dry. They should be dried under sunlight for 7-10 days.

Purchase Advice : The Best time to buy this herb 

March to April

Benefits of Jyotismati : 

  • It activates functioning of brain and also strengthens the person to endure the stress, may be emotional or physical. It has been reported to show a significant reduction in anxiety.It is also used to increase memory and are used in loss of appetite, fever and rheumatism

    Massage with Jyotishmati oil pacifies the Vata Dosha and calms down the paiful sensations. Because of these properties, it is used in paralysis, backache, Bell’s palsy, arthritis and sciatica.
  • Jyotishmati is also useful in adenitis. Cervical lymphadenopthy, tuberculosis, adenitis because of Ushna Virya.
  • Being an appetizer by Katu Tikta and Ushna Guna, Jyotishmati is used in loss of appetite. Snigdha and Ushna Gunas improve peristalsis and are therefore useful in overcoming constipation and abdominal distension (flatulence)
  • Ushna Guna stimulates heart, improves cardiac output; therefore useful in bradycardia and edema. Jyotishmati oil is useful in beriberi and osteoarthritis.
  • Jyotishmati oil is used for Nasya by its property of Katu, Ushna, Kapha pacifying and brain cleansing. It is also useful in asthma and bronchitis.
  • Jyotishmati improves memory by medhya Guna. Ushna property enhances grasping power. Cow’s ghee and Jyotishmati oil mixture is used as a memory enhancer.
  • Morphine addiction can be counteracted by daily consumption of 60 ml. of leaf juice of Jyotishmati or 10 gm of powder in divided dose.  
  • By increasing the renal circulation due to Ushna Jyotishmati acts as a diuretic. Therefore it is used in dysuria.
  • Diaphoretic and cures skin disorders. It is used as antipruritic.

By Katu and Tikta property which is amapachak and diaphoretic, it is used as antipyretic. Within 2-3hrs. It reduces fever by inducing sweating. 

Action and uses:
In Hair Loss: 
The bark is abortifacient, depurative and brain tonic. Seeds acrid, bitter, laxative, thermogenic, stimulant, intellect promoting, febrifuge and emetic. They are useful in treating hair fall and premature graying of hair. they enhance the growth of hair and prevent hair loss. 

In Skin Diseases: 
They are very useful in curing all types of skin diseases like leucoderma, eczema.

They cleanse the skin by clearing the surface of

micro-organisms and thus prevent the skin diseases.

They are also blood purifiers and they strengthen the immunity system.

if you want some sources to order from i can recommend some altho i think the resistance has some superb masterminds to formulate something using this as a key ingredient.


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    Zen Alchemist

    That's interesting, I have some Calastrus in an ad-hoc mix marinating on my counter right now.  If I recall correctly, I have it teamed up with gotu, epimedium, ashwaganda, tribulus, elutheru, rhodolia, yohimbe, yerba mate, spearmint, maca, ginger and obviously licorice.   

    We'll see what it yields. 

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      daniel sunn

      Easy on that yohimbe with yinyang huo(epimedium)......super Yang,could be very drying....otherwise you done it again.I dig the formula. May wanna throw goji n mulberry in there to yin it up a bit unless that's not a concern for u