Alchornea floribunda is a plant native to Sudan, Uganda, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.[1] The pant is locally known as Niando.

Medicinal uses

The plant has psychedelic and aphrodisiac properties.[2] The powdered rootbark is used for traditional medicine.


Compounds contained in Alchornea floribunda:[3]

  • Alchorneine, Plant
  • Alchorneinone, Plant
  • Alkaloids, Root, 12000 ppm
  • Anthranilic acid, Plant
  • Gentisinic acid, Plant
  • Isoalchorneine, Plant
  • Yohimbine


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