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Black Oil Plant, Climbing Staff Tree, Intellect Tree

Latin name:  Celastrus paniculatus Willd. (Celastraceae) Linn. (Solanaceae)

Sanskrit/Indian name: Jyotishmati, Katabhi, Jyotishka, Kanguni, Kondgaidh, Malkangni, Sankhu


Malkangni plant is also called as Black-Oil tree, Intellect tree, Climbing-staff plant.It is found at sub-Himalayan tracts upto 1500m.The oils is extracted by cold pressing the seeds of Malkangni Oil.
a) Botanical Name: Celastrus paniculatus Wild.
b) Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
c) Obtained From: Seeds
d) Description: Malkangni Oil cures joint pain, paralysis, rheumatism, weakness.
e) Color: Dark brown color
f) Odour: Oily with slightly woody odour
g) Application: Can also be used as a Face cleaner in combination with Apricot Oil.Malkangni is also used to cure joint pain, paralysis, rheumatism, weakness.The Oil has great medicinal value. Externally, the seed oil is used for massage with great benefit, especially in vata diseases like sciatica, lumbago, paralysis, arthritis and facial palsy
h) Absorption: Forms a film on skin and gets easily absorbed
i) Shelf Life: 1 Year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight)

General information:

In India Herbal Pharmacopoeia, the Black Oil Plant is mentioned as a powerful tranquilizer. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India has indicated the use of its ripe seed in leucoderma and vitiligo.

The seeds, which contain the plant’s pharmacopoeial properties, are bitter and have an unpleasant odor. They possess emetic, diaphoretic, febrifugal and nervine properties and are used for increasing memory retention. They are also used to cure sores, ulcers, rheumatism and gout.

Therapeutic constituents:

The seeds contain the alkaloids celastrine and paniculatin, which give the herb its therapeutic properties.

Key therapeutic benefits:

  • Black Cumin is a powerful brain tonic.
  • The seed oil is known to alleviate abdominal ailments.
  • The oil is also helpful in treating joint pain and external wounds.

Used in Abana, Geriforte, Himcolin, Mentat, Mentat Syrup, Mentat DS, Muscle & Joint Rub, Anxocare, Geriforte Aqua,Geriforte Vet.

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