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Chitvan/Devil’s tree

Alstoniascholaris (L.) R. Br (Apocynaceae), a tropical tree native to Indian subcontinent, Australasia, and Malay Peninsula is well documented in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda to cure fever, pain, inflammation, cancer, respiratory, and skin disorders. Nearly 169 alkaloids have been reported along with iridoids, coumarins, flavonoids and steroids from this plant.

The highlights of current review are demonstrated in six tables encompassing ethnomedicinal values, pharmacological activities, phytochemistry, clinical significances, and patents associated with A. scholaris. Strictamine isolated from this plant has shown an equipotent antiviral activity to that of acyclovir.


Family Apocynaceae Odour Odourless
Latin Name Alstoniascholaris Herb Extract Ratio10:1
Sanskrit Name Saptaparni Water solubility Water solubility- 80
Common Name Chitvan/Devil’s tree Alkaloid Alkaloid 0.3%
Solvent Used Hydro Alcohol Taste Tasteless
Storage Condition Store in a Dry and cool place in double PP bag with container.Appearance Creamish powder

Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm

  • Total heavy metal NMT 10 ppm
  • Arsenic – NMT 1 ppm
  • Lead- NMT 0.3 ppm
  • Cadmium – NMT 0.2 ppm
  • Mercury – NMT 0.1 ppm
  • Total Plate Count NMT 1000 CFU/G
  • Yeast & Moulds NMT 100 CFU/G
  • E-Coli Absent
  • Salmonella Absent
  • Staphylococcus aureus Absent/G
  • Pseudomonas Absent/G
  • Chemical

    Echitamine chloride in its root and root bark. It also contains other minor alkaloids including akuammicine, akuammicine-Nb-methiodide, akuammicine - Nb-oxide, akuammigine, Nb-demethylehitamine, tubotaiwine and venoterpine

    Special Information


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