Celastrus PANICULATUS Willd.

Synonym : Catha paniculata Scheidw.
Celastrus alnifolius D.Don
Diosma serrata Blanco
Euonymus euphlebiphyllus Hayata
Bangla Name : Lataphataki, Malkangni.
English Name : Black oil Tree, Climbing Staff Plant, Intellect Tree.
Family : Celastraceae
Disease : Appetizer, laxative, emetic, aphrodisiac, expectorant, brain, liver, paralysis, rheumatism, gout, leprosy, scabies and ulcers
Description : A large woody deciduous climber. Leaves 6.3-10 cm long, broadly elliptic-ovate or obovate, crenate-serrate. Flowers small, green, in terminal drooping panicles, 5-20 cm long. Capsules 1-1.3 cm across, depressed globose, 3-lobed, bright yellow.
Distribution : In evergreen forests of Sylhet.
Chemical Constituents : Seeds contain ?-amyrin, ?-sitosterol, polyhydric alcohol, malkanguniol, sesquiterpene ester, malangunin, alkaloids - celapanine and celapanigine, steroids, triterpenoids, paniculatadiol and malkanguniol (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Uses : The leaves are emmenagogue and antidote to opium. The seeds are appetizer, laxative, emetic, aphrodisiac, expectorant, tonic to the brain and liver, sudorific and stimulant, cures paralysis, rheumatism, gout and leprosy, paste is useful in scabies. Bruise
Habit : Climber