Vinca rosea


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Vinca rosea

[‚viŋ·kə ′rō·zē·ə]
(botany)
A low, creeping evergreen perennial. Also known as periwinkle.
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Crude plant extracts evaluated comprised of Azadirachta indica, Tagetes minuta, Nicotiana tobacum and Vinca rosea and Benomyl 1 was used as control.
The leaves and stems of Vinca rosea are used by Rajshahi Kavirajes to control diabetes.
Traditional medicine based on folklore and anecdotal information has produced leads for new antitumor and antibiotic drugs (Wedge and Camper, 1999), Vinca rosea was traditionally used for diabetes and was found to decrease white blood cell counts (Lippincott and Lippincott, 1975).
The drug was developed from extracts of the Vinca rosea plant, known as the Madagascar or common periwinkle, as was another cancer therapeutic, vinblastine.