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The investigated herbal-mineral supplement contains several ingredients, most notably Rauwolfia serpentina.
Biological activity of endophytic fungi of Rauwolfia serpentina Benth: An ethnomedicinal plant used in folk medicines in Northeast India.
The drug discovery paradigm involving the investigation of medicinal plants has produced successful results such as the isolation of reserpine from Rauwolfia serpentina which is known to have antipsychotic properties [13-15], in addition to its better known antihypertensive effect.
Herbal medicine has made many contributions to commercial drug preparations manufactured today including ephedrine from Ephedra sinica, digitoxin from Digitalis purpurea, salicin (the source of aspirin) from Salix alba and reserpine from Rauwolfia serpentina. A naturally occurring [beta]-adrenergic blocking agent with partial agonism has been identified in a herbal remedy (Wu et al.
Important plant species in this family are Thevetia peruviana, Allamanda cathartica, Nerium oleander, Catharanthus roseus, Rauwolfia serpentina etc.
Rauwolfia serpentina is a very safe and effective natural treatment for hypertension.
[24] reported the hypoglycemic activity of five Thai medicinal plants including Anogeissus acuminata (Combretaceae), Catunaregam tormentosa (Rubiaceae), Dioecrescis erythroclada (Rubiaceae), Mimosa pudica (Fabaceae), and Rauwolfia serpentina (Apocyanaceae), which have been traditionally used in the Northern part of Thailand.
He extracted numerous important compounds from Rauwolfia Serpentina, Holarrhena and Melia Azadirachata that is helpful for the field of medicinal sciences in Pakistan.
Ajmaline was first isolated from the roots of Rauwolfia serpentina. It was named ajmaline, after Hakim Ajmal Khan, one of the most illustrious practitioners of Unani medicine in South Asia.
Flowers and pollens of Achillea millefolium and Paeonia emodi were collected from Kaghan, Fumaria indica from Haripur, Peganum harmala from Lakki Marwat, Origanum vulgare, Psoralea corylifolia, and Rauwolfia serpentina from experimental farm PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Peshawar (Figure 1).
In periodate oxidation studies of the purified polysaccharide (450gm) from Rauwolfia Serpentina Benth.