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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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Catharanthus roseus plants with phytoplasma infection were collected from Guanacaste, where Guazuma trees with subgroup 16SrXV-B phytoplasma infection are common; nevertheless, contrary to our preliminary hypothesis, the C.
(53.) Zhang, L., Guo, B., Li, H., Zeng, S., Shao, H., Gu, S., Wei, R., Preliminary study on the isolation of endophytic fungus of Catharanthus roseus and its fermentation to produce products of therapeutic value.
Number of judges who attributed grades equal to or higher than 7.0 to the overall appearance (A) and purchase preference (B) of Catharanthus roseus plants under different salinity levels (S1 to S5) and biofertilizer application frequency (B1 and B5)
Kobayashi, "Trichosetin, a novel tetramic acid antibiotic produced in dual culture of Trichoderma harzianum and Catharanthus roseus callus," Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung--Section C Journal of Biosciences, vol.
The analysis was proposed to investigate the antimicrobial activity of Catharanthus roseus according to the following plan of work.
Agave americana, Catharanthus roseus, Opuntia ficus-indica, and Phoenix reclinata Jacq.
HERBO-D, comprising of dried and powdered Agaricus bisporus mushrooms, dried and powdered fresh leaves of Catharanthus roseus, dried and powdered seed pulp of Syzygium cumini, and dried and powdered seeds of Trigonella foenum-graecum was obtained from Shahi Laboratories (Unani), Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Okeke, "Comparative study of the hypoglycemic and biochemical effects of Catharanthus roseus (Linn) G.
Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) is an herbal plant that grows abundant locally and randomly sprouts in various areas in the cities and provinces of Cebu.
Differential secretion and accumulation of terpene indole alkaloids in hairy roots of Catharanthus roseus treated with methyl jasmonate.
Current methods to extract several anticancer alkaloid compounds, such as terpenoid indole alkaloids (e.g., vinblastine and vincristine), from the plant Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle) are costly.