Vinca (Light Pink) Plant
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- Product Code: PNTS/44
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Catharanthus roseus also known as the Madagascar periwinkle or rosy periwinkle or Sadabahar is grown as an ornamental plant in the garden. The plant produces several flowers such as pink, red, lilac, white and light shade darks. The pink and the white varieties are grown for its medicinal value. The leaves are around 3cm, oval and oblong. The fruit is 3-4cm long and a pair follicle. The species is cultivated as herbal medicine. In Ayurveda, the plant root and shoot are poisonous, yet used as medicine against several diseases.
You can sow seed at anytime of the year but it is normal to do sow during the months of January through April. The seed is very, very light with 1 gram containing 700 to 800 seeds.Cultivation usually is for 3 to 4 months and the seeds should germinate within the first 2 to 3 weeks at a temperature of 63 to 65°.The seed should be sown in a normal potting soil and covered with a thin layer of sand. I like to mix fine seed with builder sand – available at home improvement centers – when sowing to get an even distribution. Keep the soil damp during this period. The total growing time from sewing to mature plant is about 3 to 4 months.
Medicinal uses of Catharanthus roseus
1: It decreases blood pressure and reduces excitement. Take Arjuna Capsules to reduce blood pressure.
2: It is also proved anti-diabetic. Take Healthvit Jamun Juice to cure diabetes.
3: Catharanthus roseus is used as an anticancer agent. It is most effective for the treatment of lung cancer.
4: It is used for the treatment of Leukaemia.
5: It has antibacterial and antiviral property.
6: The Vinca plant extract is useful for the treatment of dysentery and diarrhoea.
7: It is also anti-inflammatory in nature.
8: The medicine prepared from the alkaloid of this Catharanthus roseus plant is used for the treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma in children.
9: The flower petals and seeds have antioxidant property.
10: It cures various skin diseases such as acne, eczema and dermatitis. Use Pure aloe vera, soothing gel for healthy skin.
11: It is also useful for the treatment of nose bleeding, gum bleeding as well as treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids.
12: The extract of the plant is also useful for an eye infection and irritation of the eyes.
13: Catharanthus roseus regularizes bleeding problem for women.
14: The plant is also useful for the treatment of mouth ulcer.
15: The extract gives comfort during the depression, headache, nausea and fatigue.
16: Vinca is also useful for the treatment of malaria.
17: Catharanthus roseus is also useful for the treatment of Asthma.
18: It also stops bleeding from the wound directly.
19: Vinca also gives comfort from infection and swelling.
Planting & Care
Soil: Provide them a well drained moist soil.
Temperature: Plenty of bright light, warm temperatures 65° F and above.
Water: Catharanthus plants required to twice a day.