Unani Name

Asrol/ Chhota Chand, Choti-Chandan, Sarpagandha

Common Name

Serpentine wood, Indian snakewood, Serpentine, Sarpgandha

Temperament of the Drug

(Cold 3° and Dry 3°)

Scientific Name/ Botanical Name

Rauvolfia serpentina Benth. ex Kurz

Parts used


Actions/ Therapeutic Uses

Anthelmintic, Anti-hypertensive, CNS Depressant, Hypnotic, Increases Uterine Contractions, Psychotropic and Sedative. Highly efficacious in the treatment of Hypertension, schizophrenia, Insomnia, Insect stings and the bites of venomous reptiles. It is also known for its antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, anti-diuretic and anti-cholinergic activities

Important Formulations

Qurs Dawa-us- Shifa, Habb-e- Dawa-us- Shifa, Safoof Beekh-e-Asrol


Root 0.250gm - 1.000gm.





  • PUBLISHED DATE : Dec 08, 2015
  • PUBLISHED BY : Zahid
  • CREATED / VALIDATED BY : Dr. Mahtab Alam Khan
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Feb 02, 2016


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