Celastrus paniculatus Willd.

Celastrus paniculatus Willd

Chinese Name : Peng
English Name : Climbing-Staff Tree, Intellect Tree, Black-oil Tree
Gujarati Name : Malkangani
Hindi Name : Malkangani, Malkamni, Malkakni
Kannada Name : Doddaganugae, Gangunge beeja, Gangunge humpu, Kangondiballi
Latin name : Celastrus paniculatus Willd.
Marathi Name : Malkangoni
Persian Name : Malkangni
Punjabi Name : Malkangoni
Sanskrit Name : Kanguni, Katabhi, Jyotishka, Jyotishmati
Urdu Name : Malkangani

Description : The seeds are acrid, alterative, antiinflammatory, aphrodisiac, appetiser, bitter, cardiotonic, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emetic, emmenagogue, emmolient, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, liver tonic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic and thermogenic, and are used for stimulating the intellect and sharpening the memory. Also used to cure sores, ulcers, joint pains, rheumatism, gout and paralysis.

The oil is recommended externally in the treatment of rheumatism, gout, paralysis, non healing wounds, ulcers, leprosy and leucoderma. Also useful in neurasthenia, hemiplegia, sciatica, arthritis and lumbago. As a stimulant, it is applied on penis on erectile failure.

Recommended Dosage : Seeds : 500 mg to 2 g powder; Oil: 5 to 15 drops.

Contraindication : Larger doses have been reported to cause burning of skin and vomiting.

Peng Climbing-Staff Tree Intellect Tree Black-oil Tree Malkangani Malkamni Doddaganugae Gangunge beeja Celastrus paniculatus Willd Malkangoni Kanguni Jyotishka Jyotishmati Malkangani