Vinca rosea


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Vin·ca ro·se·a

(ving'kă rō'zē-ă),
A species of myrtle (family Apocynaceae) used in various parts of the world as a home remedy; two active dimeric alkaloids obtained from this plant are vinblastine and vincristine.

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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The fungicidal activity against Fusarium yellows by Tagetes minuta and Vinca rosea was rated as 5.
This finding suggests that Azadirachta indica is inhibitory to Fusarium growth at lower dosage than Nicotiana tobacum, Tagetes minuta and Vinca rosea with MIC ranging between 5.
Vincristine, discovered in 1959, is an alkaloid extracted from Vinca rosea (Periwinkle).