Reserpine is an alkaloid from the roots of Rauwofia serpentina (sarpgandha) indigenous to India which has been used in ‘Ayurvedic’ medicine for centuries. The pure alkaloid was isolated in 1955 and later formed to act by causing CA and 5-HI depletion. Reserpine was a popular antihypertensive of the late 1950s and early 1960s, but is […]

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