THE CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF THE RAUWOLFIA ALKALOIDS.

@article{Lucas1963THECA,
  title={THE CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF THE RAUWOLFIA ALKALOIDS.},
  author={R. Lucas},
  journal={Progress in medicinal chemistry},
  year={1963},
  volume={19},
  pages={
          146-86
        }
}
  • R. Lucas
  • Published 1963
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Progress in medicinal chemistry
Publisher Summary This chapter explores that reserpine, the most important of the Rauwolfia alkaloids, showed the typical pharmacological properties attributed to the Rauwolfia root and the crude extracts used in India for many centuries. The natives of the Himalayan foothills had used the root of Rauwolfia for healing afflictions ranging from snake bite to insanity. This ancient remedy became known in Europe in the 16th century and was supposed to control epilepsy, insomnia, fevers, cholera… Expand
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