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The common periwinkle is perennial evergreen herb that spreads with trailing branches. The elliptical leaves are and shiny dark green in colour. The periwinkle bluish-purple flower is very attractive and consists of 5 fused petals. The stems form roots at the nodes as they creep along the ground. Periwinkle is an excellent all-round astringent that maybe used internally or externally.
Botanical Name: Vinca minor
Family Name: Apocynaceae
Common Name: Periwinkle, running-myrtle, cezayirmeneksesi, common periwinkle.
Part Used: Whole Plant
Habitat: Northern Europe, the British Isles, and
Properties of Periwinkle
Uses of Periwinkle
· Used to treat high blood sugar in diabetics.
· Can also be poisonous if used inappropriately.
· Used for improved oxygen and blood flow, especially in cerebral veins.
· Used as herbal medicine because of its side effects.
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