Rauvolfia Serpentina, Sarpgandha - Plant

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Rauvolfia serpentina, or Indian snakeroot is a species of flower in the family Apocynaceae. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and East Asia. Common English names include devil pepper and snakeroot.

Common name: Indian Snakeroot,
Color: white, pinkish
Bloom time: March to May
Height: 60 cm.
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Sarpagandha is a famous tranquilizer and antipsychotic herb of India for the treatment of paranoia and schizophrenia, as well as a substance that controls hypertension. Sarpagandha is an erect, evergreen shrub, merely 15 to 45 cm high. Its leaves are large, in whorls of three - dark green above and pale green below. The flowers are white, pinkish or red, occurring in whorls.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Temprature: 25° C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • The flowers are white, pinkish or red, occurring in whorls.
  • Its fruit are tiny, oval, fleshy which turn a shiny purple-black when ripe.
  • It is the roots of the plant that are mainly used for medicinal purposes.

Use
Medicinal use:
  • it was used to treat over a million Indians in the 1940s for high blood pressure.
  • After a U.
  • S.
  • physician named Wilkins demonstrated the positive effects of reserpine (1952), the plant made front page news.
  • This drug rapidly replaced electric shock and lobotomy as treatments for certain types of mental illness.

  • Moreover, knowledge about the chemistry of this natural plant stimulated the synthesis of other similar alkaloids that are now used as major tranquilizers.

Culinary use:
  • leaves

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Rauvolfia+Serpentina%2C&stpos=0&stype=AND
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