Alstonia Venenata is a medicinal herb, widely used in traditional medicine. This herb has been used as an anti-snake venom (ASV) for treating venomous dangerous snakes bite like the cobra, viper etc. The plant is a rich source of alkaloids. This herb contains Antioxidant and Anticancer properties. It can be also used to treat skin diseases and Fever.
Alstonia Venenata is native to India and is widely found in South-Indian forest fields. It is a small tree grows up to 6-meter height with brown bark and bright yellow woody root. It produces white flower look alike penni wheel.
How to grow:
Sow the seeds under the surface (0.5cm) in a well-drained mixture. It grows well in sunny places. Keep moist until germination. This plant does not require much care.
Root and Fruit
How to use:
Apply root extract of Alstonia Venenata on the bite. A decoction made from roots also taken orally.
Consult an Ayurvedic Doctor before consuming the herb.
Common name : Poison Devil Tree,
English : Alstonia,
Sanskrit : Ankola, Visaghni
Kannada : Adda Sarpa,
Malayalam : Analivegam,
Sanskrit : Anadana, Raja-Adana, Vishaghni,
Tamil : Sinnappalai,
Telugu : Edaakula Paala, gandu ganneru,
Hindi : Vishagni