The periwinkle is a perennial herb that is found in regions of the Mediterranean and grows in thickets and wooded areas.
The scientific name is Vinca minor and the family: Apocynaceae.
This plant has trailing stems that reach 2 meters long, blue or white flowers, and also has fruit with seeds. The entire plant is toxic.
The periwinkle has medicinal properties such as an anti-diarrheal, regulator of the gastrointestinal tract, astringent, anti-inflammatory, tonic, appetizer, ant catarrhal, purifying, anti-diabetic, and for diseases of the genitourinary tract.
The parts of the herb that contain active ingredients are the tops of the flowers, leaves, and roots of the plant. After they are collected, they should be dried in the shade to maintain their properties and active substances.
Some of the conditions are used to treat bleeding noses or gums, regulate the gastrointestinal tract, and diabetes, lower blood pressure, help fight the aging brain, improve memory, stimulate appetite, increase the secretion of breast milk, and reduce mental fatigue.
It is effective for people recovering from heart attacks and strokes. You can also find this plant extract in pharmacies and health food stores and comes in tinctures.
Periwinkle may have contraindications for pregnant women, infants, and children, so they should not consume this plant in any way at all without medical supervision.
In addition, the combination with other drugs can be harmful to anyone, so as not to self-medicate with this home remedy. This plant helps to improve certain conditions, but should be used only with medical approval for benefits and have no undesirable effects on health.
Recipes from this Medicinal Plant:
an infusion can be prepared using 20 grams of leaves and flowers in 1 liter of water do not exceed this dose not to suffer contraindications. It should only be consumed under medical advice because of its toxicity of it.
The decoction is achieved by boiling 16 grams of flowers and leaves in 1 liter of water and can drink 2 cups per day.
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