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Definitions for RAUWOLFIA
rɔˈwʊl fi ə, raʊ-rau·wolfi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rauwolfianoun

    any of several alkaloids extracted from the shrub Rauwolfia serpentina

  2. rauwolfia, rauvolfianoun

    any shrub or small tree of the genus Rauwolfia having leaves in whorls and cymose flowers; yield substances used medicinally especially as emetics or purgatives or antihypertensives


  1. rauwolfianoun

    Any of several small trees and shrubs, of the genus Rauwolfia, that yields materials of medical use

  2. rauwolfianoun

    Any of a group of alkaloida extracted from these trees


  1. rauwolfia

    Rauwolfia is a genus of evergreen trees and shrubs originating primarily in tropical and sub-tropical regions. It belongs to the family Apocynaceae. Some species of Rauwolfia, particularly Rauwolfia Serpentina, are known for their medicinal properties and are used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of conditions such as hypertension and mental disorders. The plant contains alkaloids that can have potent physiological effects.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rauwolfia

    A plant genus of the APOCYNACEAE or dogbane family. Alkaloids from plants in this genus have been used as tranquilizers and antihypertensive agents. RESERPINE is derived from R. serpentina.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RAUWOLFIA in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RAUWOLFIA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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