Rauwolfia Alkaloids

Botanical Name : Rauwolfia Vomiteria

Common Name : Rauwolfia Alkaloids

Plant Part Used : Root bark

Composition: Alkaloids + Reserpine

Description : Amorphous brown odorless powder
Identification : Correspond to the Rf standard
Loss on drying : Not more than 6.0%
Sulphated ash : Not more than 0.2%
Heavy metals : Not more than 20 ppm
Assay - Total alkaloids - Reserpine-like alkaloids calculated on reserpine : Not less than 90.0% 14.0%-16.0%
Residual organic solvents : Acetone – not more than 0.50% Ethanol – not more than 2.00% Methanol – not more than 0.30% Methylenechloride – not more than 0.05%

Microbial limit test

a) Total Bacterial count : NMT 10000 per 1 gram
b) Total count of moulds & yeasts : NMT 100 per 1 gram
c) Escherichia Coli : Absent per 1 gram
d) Salmonella : Absent per 10 grams
e) Pseudomonas aeruginosa : Absent per 1 gram
f) Staphylococcus aureus : Absent per 1 gram
g) Enterobacteriae : NMT 100 per 1 gram