Also known as Madagascar periwinkle or its scientific name Catharanthus roseus, this truly amazing herb, gives us 2 important substances in the fight against cancer, vinblastine and vincristine. Vinblastine has helped increase the chance of surviving childhood leukaemia from 10% to 95%, while vincristine is used to treat Hodgkin’s Disease. Periwinkle alkaloids have been used in the treatment of leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, malignant lymphomas, neuroblastoma, Wilms tumour, Kaposi sarcoma, mycosis fungoides, to improve cerebral blood flow, and treat high blood pressure.
Traditional Madagascan healers used the rosy periwinkle for treating diabetes. This led to its study by western scientists who then discovered its anti-cancer properties. Vinblastine and vincristine are now widely used pharmaceutical anticancer agents.
Our Rosy Periwinkle Tea is 100% pure leaf from organic farms in a province in central-southern coastal Vietnam and shipped to you fresh. It is grown and harvested by traditional farmers who have achieved VietGAP (Vietnam Good Agricultural Practice) accreditation. Ethically sourced, the Rosy Periwinkle Tea is dried and packaged in quality packing facilities, run by team of well-respected and trusted scientists who are dedicated to producing the highest quality traditional herbs.
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Consuming Rosy Periwinkle Tea is generally considered safe, however this plant does have TOXIC qualities.
Pregnant and lactating women should COMPLETELY AVOID drinking Rosy Periwinkle Tea.
Medical advice should always be sought prior to consuming medicinal herbs and teas, especially during pregnancy or while breast feeding.