International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Drug Discovery | India | Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019 | Rating: 6.3 / 10


Therapeutics, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Rauvolfia Serpentina (Asrol): An important Unani Drug

Dr Mudassar Nazar AbNabi


Abstract: The extraordinary medicinal properties of Rauvolfia serpentine ( Asrol) have brought this Unani drug plant to the attention of the medical world. All over the world, medicinal plants are occupying the main role in the traditional system of medicines which includes Siddha, Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga and Naturopathy. In the modern era, Rauvolfia serpentine ( Asrol) is used as an effective Antihypertensive. Medical fraternity continues research on it It helps to reduce blood pressure (Fisharuddam Qawi) by dilating blood-vessels (1), depresses activity of central nervous system (2) Psychiatric disorders (NafsiyatiAmraz) and acts as a hypnotic (munavem). its use in schizophrenia (Malan khuliay), insanity (junoon), Sara (epilepsy), Hysteria (Akhtanaqur Reham) (3)


Keywords: asrol, Rauvolfia, serpentine, hypertention


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019,


Pages: 886 - 888



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