A clinical trial of Rauwolfia serpentina
in essential hypertension: Brit.
has been used in Indian folk medicine for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of maladies, including snake and insect bites, febrile conditions, malaria, abdominal pain, and dysentery.
The probable reaction of periodate consumption of Rauwolfia serpentina
10 mg iron, 250 mg juice from barks of Saraca asoca, 125 mg of juice from Withania somnifera, 60 mg of Piper cubeba, 60 mg of juice from upper part of stems of Abroma augusta and 50 mg of juice from Rauwolfia serpentina
is mixed together.
Preparation of sample by microwave method: Four samples of Rauwolfia serpentina
aqueous extracts were weighed about 500 mg each and transferred into four fluorocarbon microwave vessel.
6 Rauwolfia serpentina
Apocynaceae Shorpo gondha Benth.
Regulation of hyperthyroidism by Rauwolfia serpentina
root extract in mice.
Bark of Abroma augusta was used in combination with bark of Saraca asoca and bark or root of Rauwolfia serpentina
for treatment of any rise of blood pressure during night.
, used by the TMP to treat high blood pressure has long been established in the scientific literature as an effective treatment for this disorder (Vakil, 1955).
The leaves and roots of Rauwolfia serpentina
were used for treatment of high blood pressure by the Pankho practitioners.
Tribals of India, Nepal and Bangladesh use the plant Rauwolfia serpentina
to treat a wide variety of ailments like snake bite, insect and animal bite, mental illness, schizophrenia, hypertension, blood pressure, gastrointestinal diseases, circulatory disorders, pneumonia, fever, malaria, asthma, skin diseases, scabies, eye diseases, spleen diseases, AIDS, rheumatism, body pain, and veterinary diseases (Dey and De, 2011); the Khumi healer used the plant for treatment of constipation.
The five anti-hypertensive plants were Catharanthus roseus, Rauwolfia serpentina
, Calotropis gigantea, Ficus religiosa, and Curcuma longa.