Rauwolfia Serpentina in the Treatment of High Blood Pressure: A Review of the Literature

@article{Vakil1955RauwolfiaSI,
  title={Rauwolfia Serpentina in the Treatment of High Blood Pressure: A Review of the Literature},
  author={R. Vakil},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1955},
  volume={12},
  pages={220–229}
}
  • R. Vakil
  • Published 1955
  • Medicine
  • Circulation
The root of the Rauwolfia serpentina Benth (N. O. Apocyanaciae) has been in use in India for hundreds of years for a host of unrelated ailments. Since 1949, after the English publication of a clinical report by the author on Rauwolfia serpentina therapy in fifty cases of essential hypertension, the plant has gained universal acclamation as a useful therapeutic weapon in high blood pressure states. The whole subject of Rauwolfia serpentina therapy in hypertension has been reviewed up to the… Expand
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