A comparison of Rauwolfia serpentina compounds, crude root, alseroxylon derivative, and single alkaloid, in the treatment of hypertension
Tuchman H, Crumpton CW
Rauwolfia serpentina is a valuable addition to the medical armamentarium in the treatment of patients with arterial hypertension because of its ease of administration and insignificant side effects. Attempts have been made to aid the medical practitioner in selecting patients suitable for chronic oral therapy using the various available Rauwolfia compounds.1–3 The choice of proper treatment is becoming more difficult because of the numerous derivatives of Rauwolfia available. Among these are the crude root, Raudixin∗; the alseroxylon compound, Rauwiloid†; and the various single alkaloids, including reserpine‡.
It is the purpose of this paper to present preliminary observations on the continued oral administration of these Rauwolfia serpentina preparations in arterial hypertension and to compare their hypotensive effects.
|Plant local name||Serpentina|
|Scientific name||Rauwolfia serpentina|
|Is local study?|
|"herbs.ph" plant grouping||3|
|"herbs.ph" plant name ID||SPT4|
|Type of study||For classification|
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|Full citation||Tuchman H, Crumpton CW. A comparison of Rauwolfia serpentina compounds, crude root, alseroxylon derivative, and single alkaloid, in the treatment of hypertension. Am Heart J 1955;49(5):742-750.|