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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 285-298
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2010.285.298
 
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Rauvolfia serpentina (L). Benth. ex Kurz.-A Review

Abhijit Dey and J.N. De

Abstract:
Rauvolfia serpentina (L). Benth. ex Kurz. (Apocynaceae) has long being used in India for the treatment of snakebites and mental illness. It also controls hypertension and reduces blood pressure. The present review deals with the enormous amount of studies undertaken in different aspects of this plant in the areas of tissue culture, phytochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, chromosomal constituents, morpho-taxonomy, medicine and ethnobotany.
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How to cite this article:

Abhijit Dey and J.N. De, 2010. Rauvolfia serpentina (L). Benth. ex Kurz.-A Review. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 9: 285-298.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2010.285.298

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajps.2010.285.298

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