Aroma: Bitter and sharp
The oil from the Celastrus seed has long been valued in India for its beneficial effects on memory and intellect. Even in modern times, many Indian college students regularly consume half a teaspoon or less of the oil as part of their daily diet; the oil acts as a brain stimulant to improve their memory, recall and to give them a slight edge during important exams.
Traditional Ayurveda healers have used this oil for centuries, extracting the oil and prescribing it to their patients suffering from mental fatigue, stress, and minor joint pains. Celastrus seeds and the oil they produce is also believed in Ayurveda to increase mental acuity, improve memory, retention and recall.
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant.