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Celastrus paniculatis Information

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.

Govt. 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, India)

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