- Sarpagandha is an evergreen glabrous erect perennial scrub
- The dried roots of the plant are a source of the pharmacologically important alkaloids
- alkaloid Reserpine has potent hypotensive and tranquilizer effect
- Sarpagandha has depressive effects which can persist long after its use
- There are simple to compound starch grains, calcium oxalate prisms, and clusters.