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Catharanthus roseus

Common Name: Periwinkle, Vinca rosea
Plant name: Catharanthus roseus
Chemical constituents: Vinca alkaloids like Ajamalicine, Serpentine  Reserpine and also volatile oil containing aldehyde, sesquiterpenes.
Uses:
      Mainly used in  diabetes ,rheumatism, malaria.
      Also used to treat  high blood pressure,tuberculosis, asthma.
      Its  anticoagulant effect proved many countries

     Also  to ease soar throats and laryngitis

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