Celastrus paniculatus is an ancient Ayurvedic herb that is revered for its effects on the brain.  It’s been used for centuries in Ayurvedic Medicine for sharpening the memory, increasing intellect, and improving concentration. We feel that it has great potential as a study aid for students and is also perhaps the most effective memory enhancer available for all ages. In recent pre-clinical trials with rats and mice, those treated with injections of Celastrus oil were able to not only learn skills involving memory retention in far less time, they also retained this information for longer periods of time.

Forget Ginkgo biloba; Celastrus seed easily de-thrones this over-hyped herb! Studies demonstrate that the cognitive-enhancing properties of Celastrus paniculatus seed are now reportedly being pursued as memory aids by pharmaceutical companies. It may only be a matter of time before a “smart pill” appears that is far more effective than the Ginkgo biloba that has been used for many years as an aid for memory and clarity of thought.  That “smart pill” is here in the form of Cognihance Capsules.

Celastrus Seed

Celastrus seeds yield a dark brown oil known as Celastrus oil, which possesses the medicinal properties of the seeds. The seeds and oil are reported to contain the alkaloids celastrine and paniculatin, which constitute the active principles of this natural herbal product.

Scientific Evidence

Celastrus paniculatus has reportedly shown good results in treating mental depression and in hastening the process of learning and memory in experimental animals. It also gave excellent results in treating panic attacks without any side effects.

In one experimental study, the effect of Celastrus oil on learning and memory in a two-compartment passive avoidance task in rats was studied. The effects on the contents of norephinephrine (NE), dopamine (DA) and serotonin (5-HT) in the brain and on the levels of their metabolites both in the brain and urine were also assessed.

Significant improvement was observed in the retention ability of the medicine-treated rats compared with the saline administered controls. The contents of NE, DA and 5-HT and their metabolites in the brain were significantly decreased in the medicine treated group. These studies clearly indicate that Celastrus oil causes an overall decrease in the turnover of key chemicals that directly support learning and memory.

Where to Buy Celastrus Products

We feel that we’re the best place to buy the best Celastrus paniculatus product!  It sounds like marketing hype, I know, but we really did spend 2 years researching and perfecting our memory enhancing formula for Cognihance!  There are already copycats, but we didn’t spend those 2 years idly mixing random herbs together in hopes of finding the “magic” blend.  We found the magic blend, and spent the next 2 years doing absolutely everything we could to maximize the effects of this natural memory enhancer.

Q: How do I use it?

A: In folk medicine, the seeds are boiled and taken for purification of body and mind through the cleansing of blood. The seeds are slightly bitter, and hence  are best taken with a natural sweetener like Licorice root (which enhances the effects) or Stevia leaves. To use whole seeds effectively, simply chew 10-12 of them at a time, or steep 1 tsp of seeds in 4 cups of boiling hot water for 3 hours. Then, sweeten to taste, and drink throughout the day to enhance mental capabilities and cognitive function.

Q: Are there side effects?

A: There are no known side effects, but most of the research has involved using Celastrus when needed, and not as a dietary supplement that is used day after day for long periods of time. We know of several anecdotal reports of people using this wondrous seed for several years at a time with no ill effects. One report states that it was given to a parent suffering from Alzheimers and that it markedly slowed the onset of the disease.