Botanical Name: Vinca rosea Linn.
Sanskrit Name: Sadappuspi.
English Name: Periwinkle plant
Family: Apocynaceae
Occurrence: Grown as garden plant.
Habit: Herb
Parts used:

Leaves, root.


Medicinal uses:
Plant is used as a remedy for diabetes; infusion of leaves is administered in menorrhegia. Juice of the leaves applied to waspsting. Plant is reported to have analgesic, local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties.


Chemical constituents :

 

 

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Leaves contain a syrupy alkaloid a hypotensive alkaloid Vincain, a resin and essential oil..