A fat-soluble alkaloidal fraction extracted from the root of Rauwolfia serpentina, containing reserpine and other nonadrenolytic amorphous alkaloids; formerly used as a sedative for psychoses and mild hypertension, and as an adjunct to more potent hypotensive drugs.
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In 1952, a purified standardized isolated alkaloid extract called alseroxylon was introduced to the US.
An equivalent dose of pure rauwolfia alkaloids, also known as alseroxylon extract or pure reserpine, can also be used to treat hypertension.