Celastrus paniculatis oil: A brief description:
Each softgel contains 100mg. of Celastrus paniculatis oil (approximately 3
and ½ drops). Usually one softgel in the morning is all that is necessary,
but up to three twice a day can be safely used. CELASTRUS OIL is a very
powerful natural cognitive enhancer. It increases both memory and one's
ability to learn. It induces a sense of well-being, and a feeling of being
in control. It also acts as a central nervous system stimulant.
research has shown C. paniculatis oil to reverse brain dysfunction caused by
organo-phosphate pesticide poisoning and certain nerve agents. In Asia it is
used as a CNS stimulant, aphrodisiac and anodyne. In the Philippines it is
used as an antidote to opium poisoning (overdose).
Celastrus paniculatis is a shrub used in Ayurvedic medicine in India.
Celastrus paniculatis seeds and oil have long been regarded in India as
beneficial to the intellect and memory.
'…Decoction and oil of the seed are considered a powerful stimulant for
neuromuscular system and are given in rheumatism, gout and paralysis. It is
used as a brain tonic to promote intelligence and to sharpen the memory..'
(Major Medicinal Plants of India, R.S. Thakur, H.S. Puri and Akhtar Husain,
Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, India. 1989)
'…Oil is rubefacient; seeds are alterative, stimulant and nervine; seeds and
oil stimulate intellect and sharpen memory…Uses: Oil with benzoin, cloves,
nutmeg and mace added is a sovereign remedy for beri-beri (Note: vitamin B-1
deficiency caused disease) and a powerful stimulant…oil is used as a pomade
for relieving rheumatic pains of a malarious character and in paralysis. It
is also used in a pomatum made by mixing one part of the oil in 8 parts of
butter for application to the head. It is known as ‘magzsudhi’ (brain
clearer) and believed to promote intelligence.' (Indian Materia Medica, Dr.
K. M. Narkarni)
Recent studies have shown Celastrus oil has the ability to increase the
intelligence of mentally retarded children. 'It is concluded...that
Celastrus oil has a beneficial effect on the learning and memory process in
mentally retarded children.' (‘Studies on biogenic amines and their
metabolites in mentally retarded children in Celastrus oil therapy’ K.
Nalina, A.R. Aroor. K.B. Kumar and Anjali Rao, Alternative Medicine, vol 1
#4 pg 355-360. 1986)
The oil in its raw state has a shelf life of 2 years if kept in a cool and
dark place such as a refrigerator. When put into softgels the shelf life can
be expected to be much longer, on the order of four years if kept in a dark
and refrigerated state.
There are many studies that show the oil is not harmful even in doses many
hundreds of times those normally administered. '…No mortality was observed
following oral administration of Celastrus oil even with the highest doses.
Celastrus oil administration up to the highest dose (5 g/kg body weight)*
did not produce any toxic effect on the normal behavior of the
rats…Celastrus oil did not impair motor coordination at any dose level..'
*3500 times the softgel dose of 100mg. (‘Effects of Celastrus paniculatis on
passive avoidance performance and biogenic amine turnover in white rats’ K.
Nalina, K.S. Karanth, A. Rao and A.R. Aroor. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 47
(1995) 101-108. )
'…ten to fifteen drops twice daily acts as a powerful stimulant…unattended
by subsequent exhaustion.' (Indian Medicinal Plants vol. 1 Lalit Mohan, Basu,
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