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Celastrus paniculatus belonging to the family Celastraceae generally known as the black oil plant or Malkangani or Jyotishmati. The scrambling through a yellowish corky bark, climbing poly gamodioecious category of shrub requires support to climbs up and distributed almost all over India at the altitude of 2000 m. The seeds are also reported as anxiolytic and anticonvulsant properties, while the root and its bark considered being useful for the treatment of malaria, cancer, and brain-tonic. Plant of Jyotishmati are broadly used in the Ayurvedic system of the medicine to cure many diseases such as; appetizer, aphrodisiac, arthritis, asthma, antipyretic, amenorrhea, anti-inflammatory, acrid, arthralgia, beriberi, cardiotonic, diuretic, diaphoretic, depression, emollient, skin-diseases, paralysis, thermogenic, intellect-promoting, emetic, expectorant, leprosy, leucoderma, cephalalgia, nephropathy, abdominal disorders, sores abortifacient, and treatment of the snake bite. These plants are naturally used in the treatment of vaginal discharge, a sensation of burning, blood purification after delivery, menstruation cycle, and abortion. The seed oil contains steroid alkaloids and bright natural coloring matter, celapanine, celapanigine, celapagine, celastrine, and paniculatine are the important alkaloids. It contains the fatty acid it’s in founding; oleic acid (54.42%), palmitic acid (20.0%), linoleic acid (15.51%), and stearic acid (4.18%). The sesquiterpene alkaloids are derived from a new sesquiterpene (celapanol) which is alternately esterified by acetic, benzoic, nicotinic, and β- furoic acids.
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Dwivedi V, Maurya H. A Comprehensive Overview of Celastrus paniculatus Seed Oil Intended for the Management of Human Ailments. IJPBR [Internet]. 30Jun.2018 [cited 12Aug.2020];6(02):37-2. Available from: http://ijpbr.in/index.php/IJPBR/article/view/701
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