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Herb Information
Name: Sarpa-gandha
Biological Name: Rauwolfia serpentina, Rauvolfia canescens

Apocynaceae

Other Names: Sarpa-gandha, Nakuli, Chota-chand

Kanakachandrika

Description:

Climbing shrub in India, Sri. Lanka, Java, Malay, etc.

Parts Used: Root
Medicinal Applications

Action 

Bitter tonic, febrifuge, sedative

Uses

dysentery

fevers

high blood pressure

hypochondria

insanity

insect stings

insomnia

painful bowel disorders

Dosage:

Decoction, powder, pills

Safety:

Lethal in large doses; Not allowed in the U.S.
Prolonged use over 10 years can cause sterility.
DANGEROUS HERB. DO NOT USE.

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