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Rauwolfia Serpentina, Indian Snakeroot

Other Names: Indian snakeroot, Rauwolfia Serpentina, Rauwolfia Serpentina
Traditional Usages: High Blood pressure, Nervous System Disorder, Anorexia, Insomnia, Hypertension, 
Resources: Africa, Nepal, Asia, South Ameica
Parts Used: Leaves, Root
Administration Method: Ground herb
Herbal Research: Rauwolfia
Health Warning: Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding, or are experiencing depression or have ulcers. Indian snakeroot may cause side effects if taken in large doses for a long time. Indian snakeroot may cause a reduction in sexual potency.
Please Note:Taking snakeroot can change reaction time, even when used as directed, leading to decreased ability to drive in traffic or to operate machines.  This effect is increased in connection with use of alcohol.  

Rauwolfia Serpentina - Herbal remedy for Cholera: Rauwolfia serpentina also known as Indian snakeroot or sarpagandha is a  plant  native to South and East Asia. Make a tea by boiling one tablespoon of chopped fresh or dried leaves in one glass of water. Strain and take twice daily. Can only be made available via a prescription from a registered medical doctor or dentist

Rauwolfia Serpentina - Herbal remedy for Hypertension: Take rauwolfia serpentina in powder form for best results. Mix half a teaspoon of rauwolfia serpentina powder in a glass of water and take three times daily. Can only be made available via a prescription from a registered medical doctor or dentist.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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