The plant is known for curing various disorders because of the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, flavonoids,glycosides, phlobatannins,phenols, resins, saponins , tannins and terpenes.
Ayurvedic uses :-
This has been used to treat high blood pressure and mental disorders including schizophrenia.
R. serpentina is also known for its antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, antidiuretic andanticholinergic activities.
Recent research has proved that Rauwolfia serpentina exhibits profound activity toward drug-resistant tumor cells.
Common names :- Indian snakeroot or sarpagandha.
Species: R. serpentina
Binomial name : Rauvolfia serpentina