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Madagascar periwinkle

n.
A low-growing perennial plant (Catharanthus roseus) native to Madagascar, having pink or white flowers and cultivated as a groundcover and as a source of alkaloids used to treat diabetes, cancer, and other diseases. Also called rosy periwinkle.

Madagascar periwinkle

Herbal medicine
A subtropical plant that contains two anticancer alkaloids, vinblastine and vincristine; it has been used as a herb to treat stings and bleeding, and as a gargle for sore throat and respiratory complaints.
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Plug trays used for growing Marigold Tagetes patula, Zinnia Zinnia sp and Vinca Catharanthus roseus were treated with Zinc Chloride at 0, 7, 14, 21, and 28 percent using white latex paint as the source of zinc.
The leaf extract of Catharanthus roseus has been demonstrated to possess hypotensive effects in adrenaline-induced hypertensive rats (Ara, N.
Effect of oxygen and nutrient limitation on ajmalicine production and related enzyme activities in high density cultures of Catharanthus roseus.
The positive effects of organic manure and chemical fertilizers on seed yield and oil content are in agreement with previous reports for other medicinal plants, such as, Catharanthus roseus [27], Cynbopogon winterianus [31], Pogostemon cablin [26], Plantago ovata [25], Ammi majus [1], P.
The first anticancer drugs approved for clinical use were the dimeric indole alkaloids vinblastine and vincristine, isolated from the Madagascar periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus G.
Alterations in osmoregulation, antioxidant enzymes and indole alkaloid levels in Catharanthus roseus exposed to water deficit, Colloids Surf.
Catharanthus roseus flower extract has wound-healing activity in Sprague-Dawley rats.
The leaves of Catharanthus roseus are the sole source of bisindole alkaloids antineoplastics, vinblastine and vincristine, which are formed by the condensation of vindoline and catharanthine subunits[11,8].
Among others we can cite as plant-derived drugs, vincristine isolated from Catharanthus roseus, paclitaxel isolated from Taxus brevifolia, irinotecan, which is a hemisynthetic derivative of camptothecin isolated from Camptotheca acuminata, and etoposide, which is a hemisynthetic derivative of a compound isolated from Podophyllum.
Alkaloid production by transformed root cultures of Catharanthus roseus, Plant Cell Reports, 7(5): 309-312.
Successful [beta]-cell regeneration was achieved using diabetic medicinal plants such as Momordica charantia, Beta vulgaris, Catharanthus roseus, and Eugenia jambolana (Das et al.
The leaves of Catharanthus roseus constitute the only source of the well known indolomonoterpenic alkaloids vincristine and vinblastine.