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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 periwinkleHerbal 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.