Uses of Celastrus paniculatus Willd.

Note: The traditional knowledge examples given below are just an indicative/illustrative sample. Herbal practices similar to the ones given below may also have been received from other people from same/ different parts of the country.

Uses from NIF Database

3 drops of oil are mixed in yolk of egg and administered- Prishila Tudoo, Hazaribag, Jharkhand

Graying of hair

Oil is applied on the scalp- Sharvan Singh, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh


2-3 gm of powdered seeds is taken orally with water- Devaram, Sirohi, Rajasthan

Intestinal worms

Shade dried fruit is ground into a fine powder and sieved. 2-3 tablespoon of the powder is taken orally in the morning and evening for 4-5 days- Nimavat Gitaben J, Junagadh, Gujarat

Skin disease

Oil is applied on the infected place- Devaram, Sirohi, Rajasthan


Apply the root paste on the affected area- Kumar Chandel, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh


Take the fruit decoction along with jaggery orally- Bhagwati Lal Kumawat, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

Uses described in Literature

Fruit juice is used as cardiotonic24; seeds are used as appetizer69; fruit paste mixed with warm mustard oil is applied externally71. ‘Geriforte’11, an anti stress medicine facilitates respiratory functions, and assists cardiovascular functioning by improving circulation and reducing raised lipid levels.‘Anxocare’11,a memory enhancer promotes better receptivity and learning abilities. Three patents have been found on its medicinal applications like treating deficit hyperactivity disorder72.