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Madagascar Periwinkle

February 21, 2013

Spotted: sidewalk Jalan Asas at Fuyong Estate

Madagascar Periwinkle
Malay : kumunting china
Sci: catharantus roseus

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Decoction
– malaria, diabetes, cancer, skin diseased
– depurtive after childbirth
– stop lactation
– coughs
– hairwash

Alkaloids
– anti-cancer therapy

Infusion of flowers
– diabetes

http://www.stuartxchange.com/Tsitsirika.html

I believe that the whole leaf is better than the isolates,
The isolates have very bad side effects but the whole leaf extracts dont cause side effects such as hair loss.

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