Jyotishmatialso known as staff tree or Celastrus paniculatus literally means an herb which enlightens the brain or the psychic part of the fellow Jyoti- enlightment; Mati – brain. Jyotishmati improves the cognitive abilities of a fellow.
It calms down the always wandering brain and induces natural sleep. It also works well in gynecological problems and Vata diseases like facial paralysis, sciatica and osteoarthritis. Effect on Doshas: - Jyotishmatipacifies the Vata Dosha by Snigdha and Ushna; Kapha by Katu, Tikta and Ushna, therefore Jyotishmati is used in Vata Kapha diseases
Massage with Jyotishmatioilpacifies 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, Jyotishmatiis 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 Jyotishmatiacts 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.
Best Recommended Uses
5 - 8 drops of Jyotishmati oil should be taken with milk to improve the quality of sleep. It will calm down the restless mind and deepen the sleep.
Doses and Useful Parts
Parts Used & Dosage:- Jyotishmati seed powder and Jyotishmati seed oil are used therapeutically. Dosage is 1-2 gm for seed powder and 5-10 drops of oil.