Oriental Bittersweet

Oriental Bittersweet Plant Information

Oriental Bittersweet grows in the following 1 states:


C. paniculatus is a deciduous vine with stems up to 10cm (3.9in) in diameter and 6m (20ft) long with rough, pale brown exfoliating bark covered densely with small, elongated lenticles. The leaves are simple, broad, and oval, obovate or elliptic in shape, with toothed margins.C. paniculatus is a climbing shrub found throughout India.Celastrus paniculatus is a woody liana commonly known as black oil plant, climbing staff tree, and intellect tree (Sanskrit: jyotishmati , Hindi: mal-kangani -, Chinese: deng you teng ). The plant grows throughout India at elevations up to 1,800m (5,900ft).

Oil from the seeds is used as a traditional medicine in Indian Unani and Ayurvedic medicine. It is a racetam and Nootropic.
Celastrus paniculatus has a relative that grows in the United States that is poisonous,[specify] so identifying this plant carefully can be important.

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