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  • Sarpagandha

    Sarpagandha is considered as one of the best-known medicinal herbs in the world. It is widely grown in India on a variety of soils from sea level up to 1200m altitude. The plant is an erect, evergreen sub-shrub. This plant is 0.2m to 0.6 m tall. The stem has no branch and has irregularly longitudinally fissured, pale brown and corky bark. It is propagated through seeds and rooted nursery plants.

    Product Information

    Scientific Name: Rauvolfia serpentina

    English Name: Indian Snakeroot/ Black Snakeroot

    Hindi Name: Sarpagandha, Chandrabhaga, Chota-chand

    Family: Apocynaceae

    Root Color: Brown

    Usage of roots: Medicinal

    Physical condition: Completely dried, healthy and thick roots

    Origin:  India

    Packing of roots: Plastic bag or as per buyer’s requirement

    Availability: Throughout the year

    Medicinal Properties

    Sedative, Anti-epileptic, Anti-hypertensive, Good tranquilizer.

    General characteristics

    Sarpagandha is very common throughout India and the Himalayas. In India, it is abundantly seen in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, MP, and North East regions. It is also reported in China and South East Asia. It is an erect under-shrub. The leaves are 7-10 cm long, spear-shaped. The flowers are 1 inch long, white and pink. It contains nectar at the deep of the corolla tube. The blooming time is in the month of August and September. The root is branched and tuberous.

    Benefits / Uses

    Sarpagandha is used as a useful herb in the Ayurveda, Unani and Homoeopathy treatments. It is a famous tranquilizer and antipsychotic herb of India for the treatment of paranoia and schizophrenia, insomnia, hysteria and hypertension.  It is a strong remedy for reducing blood pressure, controlling hysteria, urticaria naturally, sedating the nervous system and inducing sleep. Use in gastrointestinal maladies like anoresia, dyspe-psia, worms and abdominal pain.

    It is a wonderful brain tonic. Its affinity for the blood takes it directly to the heart. It swiftly dilates the blood vessels, causing high blood pressure to drop and the heart rate to reduce. Sarpagandha root is used for the difficult childbirth. It is used to stimulate uterine contraction. It is used in various part of the world for the treatment of snake (cobra), scorpion or reptile bite and stings of any poisonous insects.

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