Catharantus roseus G. Don
(syn. Vinca rosea)

Madagascar Periwinkle - its successful use in the folk medicine to relieve diabetes has caused scientific research, which found an insulin substitue along with no fewer than 55 active alkaloids. Some affect white blood cells, lymph glands and the spleen, with significant anti cancer cell action, and are given for children's leukaemia, Hodgkin's disease, and solid tumors. The infusion of this plant reduces