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Jyotishmati / Malkangani 

Indian Name :  Jyotishmati
Botanical Name : 
Celastrus paniculata
Family:  Celastraceae
Parts Use:  Seeds, Oil 


Large woody, climbing shrubs, upto 10 m high. Leaves ovate, oblong-elliptic, nearly circular or obovate. Flowers unisexual, small, greenish-white or yellowish-green, in terminal pendulous panicles.
The capsular fruits are 1-1.3 cm in diameter, depressed, globose, trilobed, bright yellow, 1-6 seeded. Seeds are completely enclosed in an orange red aril. It has unpleasant odour and taste. The capsular pericarp is differentiated into epicarp, mesocarp and endocarp. Mesocarp has an outer yellowish parenchymatous and an inner whitish scelernchymatous region. Inner mesocarp consists of thick walled lignified stone cells and crystals of calcium oxalate.

Cultivation :  

Celastrus Panniculatus can be propagated by seeds. However seed germination is very poor if sown dierctly without any presowing teratment.

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. 

Quality of Jyotismati :

  • No Specific quality

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