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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.
      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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