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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ERIC HILSDON AYLSHAM NORFOLK HI ERIC, Yes, the plant is named correctly - it is Vinca rosea, otherwise known as the Madagascar periwinkle.
Azadirachta indica (Neem tree), Tagetes minuta (Mexican marigold), Nicotiana tobacum (Tobacco) and Vinca rosea (Peri winkle) materials were collected from the wild in Budalangi and Butula areas of Busia district.
The leaves and stems of Vinca rosea are used by Rajshahi Kavirajes to control diabetes.
In sunny beds, plant cosmos, Madagascar periwinkle (Vinca rosea), marigolds, nasturtiums, petunias, salvia, and zinnias, from either sixpacks or 4-inch containers.
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).