Reserpine USP

Botanical Name : Rauwolfia Vomiteria

Common Name : Reserpine

Plant Part Used : Root bark

Composition: Reserpine

Description : A White or pale buff to slightly Yellowish, odourless crystalline powder
Solubility : Very slightly soluble in alcohol Sparingly soluble in acetone & freely soluble in chloroform & Acetic acid & insoluble in water
Identification : a) By IR Spectrophotometry b) By UV Absorbance
Loss on drying : NMT 0.5% w/w
Residue on ignition : NMT 0.1% w/w
Oxidation Product : NMT 0.1% w/w
Assay (BY HPLC) : 97.0 to 101.0%( on dry basis )