The intellect herb for dreamers and visionaries.
Fabled for its power to enhance our intuitive abilities, celastrus is one of Ayurveda's most powerful herbs for brain power. Commonly known as the intellect tree, celastrus is a woody, fruit-bearing vine native to the Indian subcontinent. Its seeds were traditionally used by Ayurvedic healers in brain tonics as well as to reduce fevers and coughing.
Celastrus has been cultivated and used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and continues to be used now, along with many other “nootropic” herbs.
What are nootropics?
Nootropics are herbs that enhance emotional and mental well-being and promote cerebral circulation. They are used to enhance memory, slow/prevent the onset of age or Alzheimer’s disease-related cognitive decline, and improve mood.
How can Celastrus heal me?
Celastrus has traditionally been used in Ayurveda as a brain tonic to help support memory and intellect as well as enlighten the mind.
Along with enhancing mental clarity and memory, Celastrus has shown its ability to reduce stress, support heart health, and reduce inflammation.
Connect to the cosmos with Celastrus.
Chronic stress, something many of us deal with due to the demands of modern life, can impair the working memory and our ability to learn and retain new information. Severe and long-term stress changes our brain in ways we may not even be aware of or may label as simply “getting older” or “being distracted”.
Celastrus has shown to improve the memory process and performance by reducing acetylcholinesterase activity in the brain. Acetylcholinesterase is an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps enhance various memory processes. By the decrease of acetylcholinesterase, our brain is able to concentrate, stay alert, and remember where on earth we put our car keys.
For the dreamers out there, Celastrus has shown to improve dream recall and induce lucid dreaming. Along with being a nootropic, It is also classified as a oneirogen (a dream altering agent). Oneirogens like Celastrus are known to decrease acetylcholinesterase and increase acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter associated with dreaming).
Celastrus for less stress.
Many studies have shown that chronic stress results in impaired learning, memory, and anxiety. There are many options to target those specific symptoms, however, Ayurveda believes in targeting the root cause. Celastrus has been shown to have a beneficial effect on stress-induced cognitive dysfunctions and stress itself.
A healer of the heart.
Celastrus has shown to significantly lower elevated cholesterol levels, which helps prevent cardiac diseases and keeps your heart healthy.
Like aspirin, but better for long-term health.
Most of us reach for an aspirin when we experience a headache, fever, or swelling. However, aspirin is not as safe as we may think. Aspirin alters the natural function of red blood cells and how blood flows throughout our body. It has been associated with an increased risk of ulcers, hearing loss, bleeding in the brain, and GI damage.
Celastrus has shown to reduce pain and inflammation, comparable to aspirin. This is especially helpful for those dealing with inflammatory ailments such as arthritis.