Q.16 The active chemical drug reserpine is obtained form

(1) Datura

(2) Rauwolfia

(3) Atropa

(4) Papaver

Ans. (b) Rauwolfia vomitoria are the source of active chemical drug reserpine, which is prescribed in hypertension and acts as a tranquilizer. Datura is a plant with hallucinogenic properties. Drug belladonna is obtained from Atropa belladonna and drug. Opium is obtained from Papaver somniferum.