Ayurveda and Science

Chitvan/चितवन/Alstonia scholaris/Saptaparni/Dita


Hindi Name: Chitvan
Sanskrit Name: Saptaparni
English Name: Dita
Latin Name: Alstonia scholaris
The tree grows from 50 to 80 feet high, has a furrowed trunk, oblong stalked leaves up to 6 inches long and 4 inches wide, dispersed in four to six whorls round the stem, their upper side glossy, under side white, nerves running at right angles to the mid

Alstonia Scholaris Medicinal Uses

The bark paste is applied locally in chronic skin ulcers as recommended by Ayurveda. It is given in postnatal conditions to mothers for increasing lactation. It also increases digestive power and is also given in fever as an antipyretic. Chitvan plant is one of the best home remedies for high fever.

Chemical Composition

The bark contains Ditamine, Echitamine, Echitanine, Echicaoutchien, Echicerin, Echitin, Echitein, Echiretin and fatty acids.

Effect on

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta.
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