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Organic Herbs

Sarpagandha, Chandmaruwa (Serpentine, Rauwolfia Root)

Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth.

Evergreen, erect, perennial shrub about 90 cm high, not prefer open sunlight. Leaves petioled, opposite or three or four leaves in a whorl, oblong, tapering toward the stalk. Flowers small, white-pink, scented, in clusters at the tip. Bark of stem brown, lobed.


Roots are scentless, bitter, yellow-brown, up to 40 cm long and up to 2 cm in thickness. But in trade and export, roots are cut into pieces of 10-15 cm. Inner part of the root is white and acerbic when eaten.


Roots are used as medicine in the treatment of veins related diseases, sleeplessness and controlling pressure. It is believed that when some part roots are taken by pregnant women, it fastens delivery process. Juice of its root is used in the treatment of Diarrhea and Dysentery. Juice of leaves are used to clear webs of the eyes But it should be strictly not used by patients of cough, Asthma and ulcer. This plant is source for medicine of Reserpine and Anti-Hypotensive.

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