Rauvolfia serpentina flowers



rauvolfia-serpentina

Rauvolfia serpentina flowers



rauwolfia serpentina - Sarpagandha

rauwolfia serpentina – Sarpagandha

Rauvolfia serpentina flowers



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Rauvolfia serpentina flowers



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The plant is known for curing various disorders because of the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, flavonoids,glycosides, phlobatannins,phenols, resins, saponins , tannins and terpenes.

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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.

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Common names :- Indian snakeroot or sarpagandha.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom:             Plantae

(unranked):        Angiosperms

(unranked):        Eudicots

(unranked):        Asterids

Order:   Gentianales

Family:  Apocynaceae

Genus: Rauvolfia

Species:               R. serpentina

Binomial name : Rauvolfia serpentina