Bonafousia albiflora (Miq.) Boiteau & L.Allorge
Echites albiflorus (Miq.) Miers
Peschiera albiflora Miq.
Taberna albiflora (Miq.) Markgr.
Tabernaemontana peschiera ined.
Tabernaemontana albiflora is a shrub or a tree that grows up to 3 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
S. America - northern Brazil, French Guiana, Surinam.
An understorey plant of the rainforest growing along the sides of creeks and on forested slopes[
The stems is grated and used in a plaster as a treatment for headache[
]. It is mixed with the bark of Erythrina fusca and used in a tampon to relieve the pain of cavities in aching teeth[
A decoction of the leaves, combined with the bark of Bonafousia tetrastachya, is used as an antirheumatic. It is macerated in rum to produce an application for swollen feet[
Alkaloids present in the stem-bark include ibophyllidine, coronaridine, albifloranine, pandoline and vincadifformine[
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