Alstonia macrophylla is a species of evergreen tree that is native to the tropical regions of Africa, Asia, India, and the Pacific Islands. It is also known by its common names, ‘White Teak’, ‘White Ironwood’, and ‘White Mulberry’. The tree can reach heights of up to 35 meters and is typically found in semi-evergreen or evergreen forests. The leaves of the tree are broad, oval-shaped, and dark green in color, and its bark is pinkish-grey and smooth.
Alstonia macrophylla is widely used in traditional medicines for its various health benefits, including the treatment of digestive issues, urinary problems, fever, skin diseases, and respiratory conditions. It is also used to create perfumes, lotions, and oils.
Studies have been conducted to evaluate the medicinal properties of Alstonia macrophylla. Research has shown the plant’s potential as an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-microbial, and anti-diabetic agent. Additionally, studies have demonstrated its ability to protect against cardiovascular disease, oxidative stress, and immune system support. Alstonia macrophylla may also have potential as a natural treatment for cancer, although more research is needed to confirm this.
Interesting facts about Alstonia macrophylla include: it has been used for centuries in traditional medicines in India and South East Asia; it is a source of many natural fragrances and has been used to make perfumes since ancient times; and the bark of the tree is used for the production of a herbal tea.
Other plants with similar properties to Alstonia macrophylla include Moringa oleifera, Rhus coriaria, and Terminalia chebula.