Hypertension is emerging as a threat due to modern sedentary life style. This study is to analyze and evaluate the action of Rauwolfia serpentina
Ѳ, 6C and 30C
on blood pressure in relation to time span.
Selection of 100 volunteers was done based on inclusion and exclusion criteria and randomly divided into 4 groups of 25. The normal blood pressure was first observed and water dose of placebo and medicine was administered. 10 drops of rectified spirit, Ѳ, 6, and 30 was added in 1 glass of water for control, Ѳ, 6 and 30 groups respectively. After the administration, the blood pressure was recorded mechanically every 30 minutes for 3 hours using sphygmomanometer. The readings were tabulated and analyzed using MANOVA.
It was observed that there was a significant decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure in case of Rauwolfia serpentina Ѳ and Rauwolfia serpentina 30.