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Periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus

Family:

Apocynaceae

Found in:

Medicinal Garden

By Arria Belli [CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Fanghong [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Medicinal Garden information:

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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