Celastrus Paniculatus is a deciduous vine plant which grows natively throughout the Indian subcontinent. It has been used in various Indian cultural and medical traditions.
For improving intellect, it is mainly prescribed and it has memory enhancer action. It also improves concentration, alertness, and other cognitive functions. It may act on acetylcholine level in the brain, which enhances the cognition . According to a study conducted by AIIMS, India, it has potent antioxidant activity and since the behavioural impairments are associated with oxidative stress, extract of Celastrus paniculatus seed has cognitive-enhancing properties . It has shown a significant prevention in onset of neural injury and overall general oxidative stress and can reduce chances of stress related Alzheimer’s . The majority of the effects caused appear to be related to the neurochemicals dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. A study published in Indian Journal of Pharmacology has assessed the beneficial effect of this plant oil treatment in chronically stressed models and has showed restored spatial learning and memory, showed anti-anxiety activity in stressed condition .
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