Rauvolfia


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rauwolfia

Herbal medicine
A plant native to India that contains reserpine, an alkaloid. Rauwolfia is antipyretic and emmenagogic; it has been used as an ayurvedic herbal medicine for depression, diarrhoea, colic in infants and hypertension. It has also been used as an antidote to snake poison. 

Toxicity
Abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, oedema, hypotension, sedation, coma, possibly death.

rauwolfia, Rauvolfia

any member of the genus Rauwolfia in the plant family Apocynaceae; the dried root, or extract of the dried root, of Rauwolfia; contains reserpine; causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, jaundice, hepatitis; includes R. serpentina, R. tetraphylla (R. canescens), R. vomitoria.
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For example, within La Selva Rauvolfia purpurascens was highly significantly associated with Old Alluvium, with a density of 9 individuals/ha on that soil compared to only 2 individuals/ha on Residual soil (Fig.
Dentre aquelas especie citadas anteriormente e que se encontram fortemente vinculadas as bacias de oeste, pode-se destacar que Rauvolfia sellowii, Chrysophyllum gonocarpum, Holocalyx balansae e Apuleia leiocarpa parecem estar mais fortemente associadas a FED ou, no caso do Parana, a Floresta Estacional Semidecidual (MARKGRAF, 1968; REITZ, 1968; REITZ et al.
Shoot multiplication Rauvolfia tetraphylla using thiadiazuaron.
Antifungal evaluation of Ocimum sanctum essential oil against fungal deterioration of raw materials of Rauvolfia serpentina during storage.
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