Sanskrit name: Jyotishmati
Botanical name: Celastrus paniculatus
Habitat: It is native to India.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances Kapha and vata, aggravates pitta
Ancient scriptures have reported the use of Woody Liana as a Brain tonic and for memory loss. Scientists have researched on the seeds of this herb and found essential fatty acids and alkaloids. Oil extracted from the seeds of the Climbing Staff tree has been found useful in treating various skin ailments.