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2022 Mar 15

J Ethnopharmacol

The genus Alphitonia Reissek ex Endl. (Rhamnaceae): A review of its customary uses, phytochemistry and biological activities.


Al Omar R, Micklewright R, Masud K, Naz T, Vemulpad S, Jamie J
J Ethnopharmacol. 2022 Mar 15:115168.
PMID: 35304273.


Alphitonia Reissek ex Endl. Is a relatively small genus of the family Rhamnaceae. Plants of this genus are found predominantly in the tropical regions of Southeast Asia, Australia and the Pacific, with some species being widely distributed and others endemic to a region. Almost half of the species of the Alphitonia genus have been reported for their customary (traditional and contemporary) medicinal uses. This includes for the treatment of skin conditions, headache, stomachache, inflammation, and body pain such as joint pain and childbirth.