Category - Rauwolfia Serpentina [Rauvolfia]

Rauwolfia Serpentina is a flowering plant whose bark extract is often be found in performance enhancing supplements. Alkaloids found in Rauwolfia serpentina are used to treat high blood pressure [hypertension]. Rauwolscine and yohimbine are also found in this plant and are regarded as weight loss nutrients which work as antagonists to the alpha-2 adrenergic receptor. They are also partial agonists for the human 5-HT1A receptor which may induce anxiolytic and serotoin-like effect.