Indian Name : Jyotishmati
Botanical Name : Celastrus
Parts Use: Seeds, Oil
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.
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
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
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
Interculture operation :
Interculture operation should be done with a viewto remove
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
Advice : The Best
time to buy this herb :
March to April
By Katu and Tikta property which is amapachak and
diaphoretic, it is used as antipyretic. Within 2-3hrs. It
reduces fever by inducing sweating.
- 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
- Ushna Guna stimulates heart, improves cardiac
output; therefore useful in bradycardia and edema.
Jyotishmati oil is useful in beriberi and
- 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
- 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.
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