Periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus



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Research suggests that Vinca spp. may be beneficial for the treatment of cancer

Several alkaloid derivatives, including vincristine, vinblastine, 16-epi-Z-isositsirikine, and leurosidine N’b-oxide, have demonstrated anticancer or antitumor activity.

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