chapter  17
Ethnopharmacology of Alstonia macrophylla ex A. DC
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Alstonia is a widespread genus of evergreen trees and shrubs from Apocynaceae (dogbane family). Alstonia (devil tree) consisting of about 40-60 species, native to tropical and subtropical Africa, Central America, Southeast Asia and Australia (Sidiyasa, 1998). About 200 alkaloids have been reported from the genus, many of which are pharmacologically active.