A potent sperm motility-inhibiting activity of bioflavonoids from an ethnomedicine of Onge, Alstonia
macrophylla Wall ex A.
papaya and bark of Alstonia
broonai were harvested in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, in July 2006.
Not rated 3 Pseuderanthemum ludovicianum Not rated 4 Polyalthia suavolens Not rated 5 Annonidium mannii Not rated 6 Xylopia aethiopica Not rated 7 Cleistopholis glauca Not rated 8 Xylopia chrysophylla Not rated 9 Alstonia
bonei Not rated 10 Clitandra cymulosa Not rated 11 Rauvolfia mannii Not rated 12 Ancylobotrys pyriformis Not rated 13 Holarrhena floribunda Not rated 14 Hunteria congolana Not rated 15 Landolphia mannii Not rated 16 Landolphia violacea Not rated 17 Saba florida Not rated 18 Strophantus sarmentosus Not rated 19 Culcacia sp.
Cynthia Dodd, of Alstonia
, Townhead, Alston, said yesterday she was delighted by the news.
Ropes and twines are fabricated from more than 40 species of fiber plants; toolhandles from 12 species of tree branches; oil pressers from the wood of the Pterocarpus soyauxii; furniture from Khaya anthotheca; bowls and mortars from Alstonia
A combination of the plants, Alstonia
scholaris, Aegle marmelos, Moringa oleifera, and Azadirachta indica was used for treatment of diverse ailments like puerperal fever, pain or jaundice.
Twelve samples (Alpinia galanga, Alstonia
scholaris bark, Amomum compactum fruit, Am.
subglabra Aegiceras corniculatum * Ajuga australis * * * * Alloteropsis semialata * * * Alphitonia excelsa * * * Alstonia
constricta * * * Araucaria cunninghamii * Atriplex nummularia * Baumea rubiginosa * * Bruguiera gymnorhiza * Bursaria spinosa * * * * Calamus muelleri * Callitris spp.
Electron microscopical observations and chemical analyses supporting Mn uptake in white rot degraded Alstonia
and pine wood stakes exposed in acid coniferous soil.
Table 3 shows that plants like Andrographis paniculata, Justicia adhatoda, Ipomoea mauritiana, Centella asiatica, Alstonia
scholaris, Ocimum gratissimum, Mikania cordata and Mucuna pruriens have been studied in greater details and the findings are well in agreement with their folk medicinal uses in the two villages of Gaurnadi Upazila.
scholaris, Swertia chirata, Tibouchina semidecandra, Tinospora cordifolia and Nyctanthes arbortristis) showed more than 75% inhibition (at 1 g/kg/day X 5 orally) of multiplication of parasites on day 7 and/or 28 post treatment with an increased survival period (Singha et al.
1998 Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Wood Anatomy of Alstonia
In fact their local names include the term "shak", which means leafy vegetables, although Alstonia
scholaris is really a large tree.
Foungbe S, Sawadogo D, Delume C (1987) Experimental study of the uterine-relaxant activity of Alstonia
boonei (Apocyanaceae) and Costus lucanisiamus (Zingiberaceae) traditionally used as anti-abortion agent in the Ivory Coast.
The figure was made of the soft wood of semurut, which was botanically identified as Alstonia