Celastrus paniculatus, also known as Intellect Tree Seed and Malkangani.
This shrub, native to India, has been known as a mild stimulant but most importantly as a powerful nootropic. Famed medicinally for its effects on the brain, sharpening the memory and increasing intellect.
According to Ayurveda, leaves are emmenagogue whereas seeds are acrid, bitter, hot, appetizer, laxative, emetic, aphrodisiac, powerful brain tonic, cause burning sensation. Oil enriches blood and cures abdominal complains. According on Unani system of medicine, seeds are bitter, expectorant, brain and liver tonic, cure joint-pains, paralysis and weakness. Oil stomachic, tonic, good for cough and asthma; used in leprosy, cures headache and leucoderma.