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Rauvolfia Serpentina / Sarpagandha Powder
Tamil : Sarpagandha Podi - சர்பகந்தி
Malayalam : Chuvanna-vilpori
Hindi : Chandrabagha, Chota chand
Telugu : Paataala garuda
Botanical : rauvolfia serpentina
Although this herb is best known for treating high blood pressure, it is used in Indian folk medicine as remedy for mental disorders too. The role of reserpine in reducing blood pressure can be described as follows. Dopamine, epinephrine (adrenaline), and noradrenaline are a group of hormones (neurotransmitters) known collectively as catecholamines. These are produced in the adrenal glands and are released into the bloodstream in response to physical or emotional stress. Noradrenaline constricts the blood vessels increasing the blood pressure and adrenaline increases the heart rate and metabolism.
Sarpagandha leaves powder past can be applied to the eyes as a remedy for corneal opacity.
Because of Ushna Virya and Tikta Guna Sarpagandha acts as an appetizer, digestive, cholagogue, anthelmintic, hence it is used in loss of appetite, helminthiasis etc.
Sarpagandha reduces the heart rate and dilates blood vessels with lowering of blood pressure. Because of this special property of reducing the blood pressure, Sarpagandha is a universally known medicine for high blood pressure.
Sarpagandha is very effective on mental symptoms arising from hypertension.
Sarpagandha reduces libido and increases menstrual bleeding. So it is used for priapism and excessive libido.
Sarpagandha reduces pain of Dysmenorrhea.
Sarpagandha is also used to increase uterine contraction during labor.
There are no known side effects with this herb. Seek medical advice for its use during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methodology:
All our herbs are Harvested Organically, dried, and pulverized with no chemical interactions ensuring 100% natural herbal powders.
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