💭It’s from “Madagascar”! 🌍Consequently, the originator of Madagascar periwinkle aka Catharanthus roseus. 🌺
This plant is unique because it is both drought and salt tolerant, 🗿it even grows in limestone rocks!
2 of the plants chemical constituents are responsible for its rise to fame, 📈especially in the world of cancer therapy: vinblastine and vincristine.
🌱Indigenous herbal medicine also promotes this plant as an aide in diabetes, which aqueous extracts in modern studies have verified due to its hypoglycemic qualities.
🌸 A word of a caution with this medicinal plant as it has the potential to be poisonous ☠️with marked effects on bone marrow, hair, intestines, liver, kidney, lungs, bladder and the vascular system.