Rauwolfia serpentina in the treatment of high blood-pressure.

@article{Vakil1954RauwolfiaSI,
  title={Rauwolfia serpentina in the treatment of high blood-pressure.},
  author={R. Vakil},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1954},
  volume={267 6841},
  pages={
          726-7
        }
}
The root of the Rauwolfia serpentina Benth (N. 0. 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 hyperten-sion, 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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