Alstonia


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Alstonia

a genus of the Apocynaceae family of creepers and shrubs, many of them toxic. Includes A. scolaris (cheesewood, milky pine).

Alstonia constricta
contains the indole alkaloids alstonine, alstonidine and reserpine and causes hyperesthesia, tetany and convulsions. Called also quinine tree, bitter bark.
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Group C and D were administered 200 mg/kg body weight methanolic extract of Carica papaya and Alstonia broonai respectively.
A decoction of four plants, namely Alstonia scholaris, Aegle marmelos, Moringa oleifera, and Azadirachta indica was used for treatment of puerperal fever, pain or jaundice.
SWARTZ Zingiberaceae Rhizome Laos Alstonia scholaris (L.
Preliminary evaluation of extracts of Alstonia scholaris bark for in vivo antimalarial activity in mice.
Serial Scientific Family Local name * Number name 1 Alstonia Apocynaceae Secchena scholaris shak ** (L.
Chattopadhyay D, Maiti K, Kundu AP, Chakrabarty MS, Bhadra R, Mandal SC, Mandal AB (2001) Antimicrobial activity of Alstonia macrophylla: A folklore of Bay Islands.
They are made of white, very soft pulay or pelay wood, from the tree Alstonia spathulata Blume or, alternatively, from Alstonia scholaris (L.
Methanolic extract of dried leaves of Alstonia macrophylla Wall ex A.
1994), Alstonia and Strychnos genera (Wright et al.