Analgesic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-microbial, Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Cardiotonic, Carminative, Depurative, Diuretic, Emmenagogueue, Febrifuge, Hemostat, Hypotensive, Lactogogue, Hepatoprotective, Sedative, Sialogogueue, Spasmolytic, Stomachic, Tonic, Vulnerary
Phytochemicals: (+)-quebrachamine, 1,2-dehydroaspidospermidine, 3-beta-glucosyloxy- 2-hydroxybenzoic-acid, 10-methoxy-deacetylakuammiline, 11-methoxy- eburnamonine, 11-methoxyvincamine, 14-epivincamine, 16-methoxy-20- oxo-1-vincadifformine, 16-methoxyminovincinine, 20-hydroxyvincamine, Alkaloids, Beta-sitosterol, Caoutchouc, Dambonitol, Deacetylakuammiline, Delphinidin-3,5-diglycoside, Dimethoxy-eburnamonine, Eburnamenine, Eburnamine, Eburnamonine, Epipleiocarpamine-n(4)-oxide, Epivincamine, Gentisinic-acid, Intybin, Isoburnamine, Isovincamine, Kaempferol-3- rhamnosylgalactoside-7-galactoside, L-bornesitol, L-glutamate-carboxylase, Methoxyminovincine, Minorine, Minovinceine, Minovincine, Minovincinine, Minovine, Myricetin-3-robinobioside-7-rhamnoside, N(1)-methyl-2beta, 16beta-dihydroakuammicine, N(4)-methochloride, N-methyl- quebrachamine, N-methylaspidospermine, O-protocatechuic-acid, Ornol, P-coumaric-acid, P-hydroxybenzoic-acid, Perivincine, Picrinine, Protocatechuic-acid, Pubesceine, Quercetin-3-rhamnoglucoside-7-beta- glucoside, Quercetin-3-robinobioside-7-rhamnoside, Reserpine, Robinin, Robinoside, Saponin, Strictamine, Tannin, Triacontane, Ursolic-acid, Vanillic-acid, Vincadifformine, Vincadine, Vincamedine, Vincamidine, Vincamine, Vincaminine, Vincaminoreine, Vincaminoridine, Vincaminorine, Vincanorine, Vincareine, Vincarorine, Vincatine, Vincesine, Vincine, Vincinine, Vincoridine, Vincorine, Vincoside, Vincristine, Vinine, Vinomine, Vinoxine, Vintsine
"Vinca major Apocynaceae", Greater Periwinkle,Lesser periwinkle, Joy of the ground, Vinca minor,
Used traditionally as medicine for blood problems, coughs or astringent Vincra was believed to be a cure for Diabetes since 1923. It was used in the West Indies as a tea for Diabetics.
Its most important genus, Rosy
Periwinkle , was formerly classified
as the species Vinca rosea, Lochnera rosea and Ammocallis rosea. Furthermore,
lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor) may also be called common periwinkle. Both
species are also known as myrtle.
Quoted References : Herbal Materia Medica by David Hoffman
Habitat : Indigenous to Southern Europe
COUNTRY ETHNOBOTANY WORLDWIDE USES
Used Elsewhere: Astringent, Bactericide, Collyrium, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Hypertension, Lactifuge, Menorrhagia, Phthisis, Pile , Scalp, Sedative, Skin, Spasmolytic, Tea, Tonic, Tumor(Uvula)
Eurasia: Catarrh, Depurative, Eczema, Hemostat, Homeopathy Europe: Carminative, Depurative, Diuretic, Emetic, Hemostat, Hypertension, Scurvy
Turkey: Astringent, Depurative, Diuretic, Hemostat, Lactogogue, Tonic
Periwinkles also contain the alkaloids reserpine and serpentine, which are powerful tranquilizers.
(Reserpine has been actually used as an anaesthetic during surgery,and it is also formed of the bacillus, Botulinum, which has usually been the medicinal source for the anaesthetic ).
Because the alkaloids in this plant can have serious side effects such as nausea and hair loss, it is not recommended that people attempt to medicate themselves with periwinkles."
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