Parts Used: Dried leafy twigs, young twigs and leaves
Viscotoxin (a cardio-active polypeptide), triterpenoid saponins, choline, histamine, anti-tumour proteins, gamma-aminobutyric acid
- Cardiac depressant
- Possibly anti-tumour
Major Safety Issues:
- Should not be used during pregnancy.
- Home-made preparations should not be use as there is a risk of severe poisoning.
- Should not be used together with prescribed anti-asthmatic drugs.