Rauwolfia


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Rauwolfia

[rau̇′wu̇l·fē·ə]
(botany)
A genus of mostly poisonous, tropical trees and shrubs of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae); certain species yield substances used as emetics and cathartics, while R. serpentina is a source of alkaloids used as tranquilizers.
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So Katz conducted a small clinical trial using a combination of Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria extracts in men with elevated PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels.
Important plant species in this family are Thevetia peruviana, Allamanda cathartica, Nerium oleander, Catharanthus roseus, Rauwolfia serpentina etc.
This synergy of action was at the core of Beljanski's preoccupation in the 1970s when he first studied Pao pereira, a bark from a South American tree, and Rauwolfia vomitoria, coming from an African bush.
Las familias mas representativas en los dos estadios sucesionales fueron Fabaceae, Apocynaceae e Malvaeeae, pero la composicion de especies difirio entre los estadios intermedios y tardios: las espeies con mayor valor de importancia en el estadio intermedio fueron Myracrodruon urundeuva, Rauwolfia sellowii e Inga platyptera, mientras que Anadenanthera colubrina, Myracrodruon urundeuva y Bauhinia brevipes predominaron en el tardio.
In periodate oxidation studies of the purified polysaccharide (450gm) from Rauwolfia Serpentina Benth.
Rauwolfia is responsible for initiating serious consideration of plants long used by herbalists.
Agents to be avoided include American hellebore, butterbur or other petasites, kava, marijuana, melatonin (available only as an orphan drug in the United States), mugwort, passion flower, quassia, rauwolfia, Siberian ginseng, taumelloolch, tulip tree, and valerian.
The other compound is Rauwolfia vomitoria extract, a tropical African shrub traditionally used as a laxative and hormonal regulator.
Las particularidades a nivel de asociacion muestran los siguientes aspectos: En la asociacion Stemmadenio grandiflorae-Rauwolfietum tetraphyllae, los estratos arbustivo y subarboreo registran las mayores coberturas (cerca de 36%; 34%, respectivamente), especialmente por el aporte de Rauwolfia tetraphylla, P.
To mention some of those new miracle drugs, there is the skin of rauwolfia root to extract 'reserpine' (the new alkaloid that has revolutionized psychiatric treatment), strophantus seeds for 'ouabain', voacanga.
atropine from Atropa belladonna, reserpine from Rauwolfia serpentina, digoxin from Digitalis purpura, quinine from Cinchona and vincristine from Catharanthus roseus) in several respects, including lack of purity of their active ingredients, and in their manufacturing and regulation processes.