Rauvolfia Serepentina

Rauvolfia Serepentina

Sarpgandha, also called as black snakeroot is one of the amazing Ayurvedic herb known for treating high blood pressure or hypertension. Scientifically it is known as Rauvolfia Serepentina belongs to family of apocyanacae. It is known with variety of name derived in different languages like in Hindi called as Chtachand, telugu-patalaganj, begali- chander etc.  It grows in shady forest of India but cannot be distributed to other location being it is counted in endangered species.


Medical Properties of Sarpgandha

  • It is bitter in taste
  • It is dry
  • After digestion, it gives a pungent taste
  • Root is the only part which is used as a medicine
  • It induces sleep


Active ingredients of Sappgandha -

Sarpgandha altogether consist of more than 20 alkaloids including Reserpine which helps this herb to be used as a tranquilizer, hypertensive agent and for various psychoneurotic conditions.

Reserpine: It is a form of alkaloid substance with sedative effect which helps in relaxing the blood vessels which in turn lowers the blood pressure of the person. However, an over dose of this herb can show various sideeffects like dizziness, weakness, diarrhea etc. It also has a tranquilizing property also and therefore must be taken in apt quantities only.


Health Benefits of Sarpgandha

  • Treats sleep disorders - It has a sedative property which helps in benefiting person suffering psychological disturbances like agitation and insomnia.
  • Treats insect bites - It acts as a powerful antidote and it is recommended to apply the sarpgandha root powder on the site of snake bite.
  • Helps boost mental health - It’s proven to be very effective if taken by the depressed people. It helps in relieving stress, anxiety, tension and preferred by the people feeling extremely irritated.
  • Helps treat Hypertension - Being its cold nature, it also helps in reliving constipation in case person is suffering from hypertension.
  • Helps in boosting Nervous health - It helps in reducing the blood pressure via nervous system. It helps in dilating the blood vessels, causing high blood pressure to lowers and heart rate to reduce. Because of this unique property it is widely used as medicine for high blood pressure.
  • Other health benefits - Sarpgandha has been universally used as a sedative to cure hypertension, psychiatric disorder, hysteria, epilepsy, anxiety and insomnia etc. It consists of many alkaloids like resperine used as a tranquiliser, hypotensive agent which relaxes mind and irritative condition of central Nervous system.


This is one of the great ingredients in medicines intended to help the person in leaving the habit of excessive drinking. It is also a great ingredient in treating ill-health conditions in alcoholics. The Darumukti’s product – “Navchetna” is a composition of amazing herbs.

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