rauwolfia serpentina

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1. any member of the genus Rauwolfia, tropical trees and shrubs.
2. the dried root, or extract of the dried root, of one of these plants.
rauwolfia serpenti´na the dried root of Rauwolfia serpentina, sometimes with fragments of rhizome and other parts, used as an antihypertensive agent.

rauwolfia serpentina

the dried root from Rauwolfia serpentina.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of mild hypertension and agitation due to psychosis.
contraindications Mental depression, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, electroconvulsive therapy, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. It can interact adversely with monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are symptoms resembling parkinsonism, glaucoma, cardiac arrhythmias, and GI bleeding.

Rau·wol·fi·a ser·pen·ti·na

(row-wūl'fē-ă sĕr'pen-tīnă)
A genus of tropical trees and shrubs; has alkaloids that produce a sedative-antihypertensive-bradycardiac action.
[L. Rauwolf, German botanist, 16th century]


Leonhard, German botanist, 1535-1596.
rauwolfia serpentina - the dried roots of a tropical shrub whose extracts are used as hypotensive drugs and sedatives.
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3-5) He published a watershed paper about the anti hypertensive properties of Rauwolfia serpentina in the British Medical journal in 1949.
vomitoria, have been found to be adulterants to Rauwolfia serpentina.
14% of the dry weight of the root of Rauwolfia serpentina.
The results of Rauwolfia serpentina aqueous extracts and the herbal medicine capsules filled with the same extracts are summarized in Tables 3 & 4, respectively.
The herbo-mineral analysis of Rauwolfia serpentina aqueous extracts and the herbal medicine capsules filled with the same extracts are shown in Tables 3 & 4, respectively.
Table 3: Measurement of Rauwolfia Serpentina aqueous extracts prepared by microwave digestion method.
The use of Catharanthus roseus and Rauwolfia serpentina by the Chakma TMPs for treatment of hypertension has been scientifically validated (Ara et al.
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To increase libido, roots of Urena lobata were mixed with fruit of Dioscorea bulbifera, roots of Asparagus racemosus and Aristolochia indica, whole plants of Rauwolfia serpentina, Rauwolfia tetraphylla, and Cyperus rotundus, milk, sugar, and honey and cooked.