Latin name: Rauwolfia serpentine (Apocynaceae) Benth. ex kurz.
Sanskrit/Indian name: Sarpagandha
The plant is known for curing various disorders because of the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, flavonoids,glycosides, phlobatannins, phenols, resins, saponins , tannins and terpenes.
Sarpagandha, also known as Rauwolfia serpentina (Rauvolfia serpentina) or black snakeroot is one of the very important Ayurvedic herbs. It is used in treating high BP, lack of sleep (insomnia) etc.