The generic name is often mis-spelt as Rauwolfia[
Cyrtosiphonia amsoniifolia (A.DC.) Miq.
Rauwolfia amsoniaefolia A.DC.
Rauvolfia amsoniifolia is a shrub or small tree growing up to 15 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Although we have seen no specific information for this species, most if not all members of this genus contain poisonous alkaloids[
Southeast Asia - Indonesia, Philippines.
Lowland rain forest and in secondary thickets[
]. Open areas, scrub, thickets, secondary forests, sometimes also along the edge of coconut plantations, at elevations up to 500 metres, occasionally to 750 metres.
A decoction of the bark is used as a stomachic[
]. A decoction of the bark is used to treat yaws[
The young leaves are used to treat stomach disorders in babies[
]. A decoction of the leaves is used as a laxative and febrifuge, and to stimulate delivery[
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