vinca major

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A very powerful vasodilator for the brain so it helps increase blood flow to the brain more efficiently than any other herb known. Increases ATP in the brain which helps cells to function properly- one of the best memory boosters out there, also helps prevent stroke damage, post stroke. Periwinkle is used for circulation, cardiovascular disorders, increasing the use of glucose and oxygen by the brain, memory impairment, motor disorders, inner ear imbalance and hearing loss. Improves vision in 70% of subjects tested. Flowers are edible. Periwinkle made into a tea or salve for external use treats skin problems such as dermatitis, eczema, and acne. Couples use it to treat infections (vaginal douche, penis soak). Used as astringent both internally and externally to stop bleeding, nosebleeds, menstrual, hemorrhaging. Used as mouthwash to treat gingivitis, mouth ulcers. Root is antispasmodic. Note- rare occurrences of dry mouth and heart palpitations. Don't take by itself because it is very constipating, dries up the tissues, so it's good to be blended in with other herbs
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In the flower garden golden rod (Solidago canadensis), yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata), the passion flower (Passiflora caerulea) are three of the most notorious perennial thugs; Horseradish and mint in the kitchen garden; and among the ground cover plants avoid the periwinkle (Vinca major, and minor), and yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon).
The greater periwinkle, Vinca major, should be planted with care because it can become invasive.
* Try this foolproof planting scheme: Line a shallow, bowl-shaped 18-inch basket with moss (or use a preformed liner), fill with a good-quality potting mix, plant a 1-gallon Liriope in the center, add three 1-gallon mother ferns, and fill in around the ferns with five 4-inch impatiens and three 4-inch trailers (ground ivy, moneywort, variegated Vinca major).
Q: a number of years ago I planted some periwinkles, Vinca major, as ground cover.
He shows me a garrya eliptica and its hanging catkins, tiny pale blue vinca major and minor, the flowering mahonia aquifolium and cherry laurels, with their distinct candle-shaped buds.
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