Rauvolfia species, commonly known as Sarpagandha has been traditionally used in Ayurveda for curing high blood pressure, hypertension, snake bites, feverish illnesses and insanity. Due to its wide variety and differences in chemical composition it is necessary to develop an efficient and reliable method, for rapid screening and determination of phytochemicals in extracts of Rauwolfia species. This book will provide qualitative and quantitative comparative phytochemical investigations of selected medicinal plants from Rauwolfia genus using LC-MS techniques. The results will help in assuring the efficacy and safety of Rauvolfia herbal products.
Rauvolfia: Ethno - and phytopharmacological review. Structural characterization of monoterpene indole alkaloids in ethanolic extracts of Rauvolfia species by LC-QTOF MS. Simultaneous determination of bioactive monoterpene indole alkaloids. References.