Alstonia Scholaris, Also known as: Dita, Bitter bark,
devil's tree, Pale Mara.
LOCALES FOUND : Eastern Asia, India, Philippines, Ceylon,
Borneo. (Tropical Rain Forest)
Alstonia causes minor irritation of the genitals, in the
male it prolongs erection and delays orgasm, acting as a general tonic & mild
stimulant for the nerves and circulation. Except for use as an Aphrodisiac, it
seems to have no medicinal values.
CAUTIONS : Chlorogenic Acid, the primary active
ingredient, is a universal allergen and acts as a bladder irritant.
Alstonia is usually prepared by crushing two grams of the
seeds and soaking them in two ounces
of water overnight. The following day the Liquid is strained and drunk to
produce the desired effect within a short period of time. The body does build up
a tolerance to this herb over time, causing a need to increase the dosage over a
period of time. Caution is advised against over usage of this herb in any short
period of time.