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Sanskrit Name - Sarpgandha

Botanical Name - Rauwolfia serpentina 

Family - Apocynaceae

Common Names - Dhavalvitap, Chandramaar, Dhaval barua, Dhanmarva, Chandmarva, Isargaj, Chaandar, Chota Chaand, Adakai, Saisan, Amelpodi, Patlagani, Chivanamelpodi, Chivan Avalpori, Sutrnavi 

Sarpgandha (Rauwolfia serpentina)

Sarpagandha – Rauwolfia serpentina or Rauvolfia serpentina, or ‘snakeroot’ is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. It is native to South and East Asia. Sarpagandha choornam is a unique Ayurvedic herbal powder solely for hypertension. It also relieves stress, anxiety and insomnia which are usually found associated with hypertension.

The powdered root (Rauwolfia Serpentina) generally contains anywhere from 0.15% to 0.2% active alkaloid (reserpine and rescinnamine) by weight. Rauwolfia is cultivated for the medicinal use of its 30 alkaloids (particularly reserpine found in the root), many used in treating hypertension.68 Besides reserpine, other alkaloids used in hypertension and other cardiac disorders are ajmaline, rescinnamine, serpentinine, sarpagine, deserpidine, and chandrine

Sarpagandha Properties and action

  • Nidrajanana Promotes sleep
  • Sulaprasamana Pain relieving analgesic
  • Dıpana Enkindles the digestive fire
  • Amapacaka Digests ama toxins
  • Visaghna Destroys poisons
  • Krmighna Anthelmintic
  • Hrdaya Treats the heart
  • Aparajita Alleviates insanity

Preparations: Decoction, powder, pills

Sarpagandha is an Ayurvedic plant which has been used for its medicinal properties. This plant has been used by Ayurveda for thousands of years as a remedy for various diseases such as hypertension, insomnia and even insanity. The plant has been mentioned by sage Charaka in his work, Charaka Samhita. Sarpagandha has a distinction of being one of the first herbs to be listed in the Materia Medica for its therapeutic use in hypertension or blood pressure in the mid 20th century.