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Alstonia venenata, Sinnappalai, Devil Tree

Alstonia venenata

Sinnappalai, Devil Tree
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: India
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
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Medium shrub, clusters of white flowers.

The indole alkaloid venenatine exhibited antifungal activity against some plant pathogenic and saprophytic fungi. The Tantra-cult in India utilises the seeds of Alstonia venenata as an aphrodisiac and stimulant in their tantric sex rituals.


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