Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus)
Jyotishmati, scientifically known as Celastrus paniculatus Wild (Celastraceae) is one of the most important medicinal plants in Ayurveda. The plant has shown significant pharmacological activities like anti-arthritic, wound healing, hypolipidemic, and antioxidant.
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Balances neurotransmitters level: Jyotishmati acts on the acetylcholine level of the brain and improves cognitive function. It mainly balances the neurotransmitters like serotonin, epinephrine and dopamine to improve various aspect of cognitive functions of brain.
Anti-oxidant and neuroprotective: The antioxidants in Jyotishmati decreases the brain levels of malondialdehyde and reduces the negative impact on neurons, with simultaneous significant increase in levels of glutathione and catalase.