Alstonia

noun
Al·​sto·​nia | \ ȯl-ˈstō-nē-ə How to pronounce Alstonia (audio) \

Medical Definition of Alstonia

: a genus of trees or shrubs (family Apocynaceae) found in tropical Asia, Australia, and Polynesia having white funnel-shaped flowers and including several (especially A. constricta) whose bark has been used medicinally for its antiperiodic and antipyretic properties (as in the treatment of malaria)

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“Alstonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Alstonia. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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