5 SNAKEROOT seeds (Rauwolfia Serpentina)
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Rauwolfia serpentina or snakeroot belongs to the Apocynaceae family (like Voacanga africana).
It grows mainly in India and on the island of Java.
It is a one meter tall shrub with pink flowers.
Snakeroot seeds are black the size of kapok tree or camphor tree.
This tree contains a large number of alkaloids.
Rauwolfia is used in Hindu Medicine whose roots and rhizomes contain hypotensive and neurodepressor alkaloids.
One of the myths associated with this plant is that the mongoose, a small mammal running on its legs, consumes its leaves before facing a cobra to protect itself from the deadly venom of the latter.
Sowing Rauwolfia serpentina seeds:
Soak your seeds 24 hours in warm water, then plant the seeds under 1 cm of peat previously moistened.
Place your jars in a warm place at a temperature of about 30 ° C.
This seeds usually germinate after 3 weeks.
- Rare seeds.
- Sacred tree among Hinduists.
- Easy growing plant with slow growth.
- Tropical and exotic plant.
- Hypotensive and neurodepressor plant.
Do not consume.
Shamanic and ethnobotanical plant of Asia destined only for the collection of sacred plants.
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