PERIWINKLE , also known as periwinkle minor (Vinca minor), is a plant in the Toine family. It contains many chemical compounds, including alkaloids, flavonoids and glycosides, which give it healing properties. One of the alkaloids found in plant, vinblastine, is used to treat cancer. Vinblastine acts as an anti-cancer agent, inhibiting the multiplication of cancer cells.
Other chemical compounds found in the plant also have beneficial properties for health. Reducing blood pressure: Some of the chemicals in plant, such as ajmalicin, can help lower blood pressure.
Improving blood circulation: The flavonoids found in the plant can help improve blood circulation, which can have beneficial effects on heart and circulatory health. Treatment of migraines: Some research suggests that it may help relieve migraine-related pain. Improving brain health: The chemicals found in lesser periwinkle may help protect the brain from damage and improve brain function.
Dosage: no specific guidelines.