Rauvolfia serpentina, the Indian snakeroot, devil pepper, or serpentine wood, is a species of flower in the milkweed family Apocynaceae. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and East Asia (from India to Indonesia).
Rauvolfia is a perennial undershrub widely distributed in India in the sub-Himalayan regions up to 1,000 metres (3,300 ft).
||16 inch (41 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 1 m
||white, pink ,purple and reddish
||Easy to grow
Planting and careWatering should be done early in the morning when the soil feels to dry.After fertilizer application, water should be given to plant.
||Full sun to part shade
||Dry to medium
||Well drained soil
||25 to 40 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Sarpagandha plant propagated by seeds in monsoon season. The seedlings of six weeks old are transplanted in the pot or main field at a spacing of 60 X 60 cm.
Sarpagandha special feature
It is the source of the phytochemical, reserpine, which has been used in the treatment of systolic hypertension.
Ashwagandha usesMedicinal Use:
- Sarpagandha improves symptoms of hypertension, insomnia (sleeplessness), anxiety, irritability, constipation, fever, and manias.
- Note: Use only after consulting the specialist