Sadabahar|Catharanthus Roseus|Periwinkle (Free Tulsi Plant)

Sadabahar|Catharanthus Roseus|Periwinkle (Free Tulsi Plant)

Catharanthus roseus(Sadabahar), commonly well known as Madagascar periwinkle, rosy periwinkle, or rose periwinkle is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae. It is native to Madagascar, but can grow elsewhere as an decorative & remedial plant. It is used in the drugs vincristine and vinblastine, to treat cancer. Its other English names are old-maid” & “Cape periwinkle”. This is a medicinal plant like Giloy,Aloe Vera etc.There are one more variety of Periwinkle Plants as White Periwinkle(Sadabahar) in our Nursery.Order Periwinkle or Catharanthus Roseus at Green Nurtures(Online Plants Nursery) at an affordable price.


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Catharnthus Roseus(Periwinkle) is an evergreen subshrub or herbaceous plant. This plant grows 1 m (39 in) tall. The leaves of Periwinkle(Sadabahar) are oval to oblong, 2.5–9 cm (1.0–3.5 in) long and 1–3.5 cm (0.4–1.4 in) broad, glossy green, without hair, with a pale midrib & a short petiole 1–1.8 cm (0.4–0.7 in) long; they are arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers of Sadabahar are white to dark pink with a darker red centre, with a basal tube 2.5–3 cm (1.0–1.2 in) long and a corolla 2–5 cm (0.8–2.0 in) diameter with five petal-like lobes. The fruit is a pair of follicles 2–4 cm (0.8–1.6 in) long & 3 mm (0.1 in) broad.

Periwinkle has a substance named Vincristine, which is used to treat innumerable types of Cancer. Flowers as well as leaves are also useful in leukemia disease. Alkaloids contents are found in Periwinkle Flower . It is consisting of vinblastine (VLB), vincristine (VCR), leurosine (LR), vin cadioline, leurodisibe, catharanthine, reserpine, ajmalicine and serpentine.


Health benefits of Periwinkle flower:

  • Treating fever
  • Reduce hypertension
  • Cure Asthma & Bronchitis
  • Treat stomach ulcers or dysentery
  • Beneficial for Diabetic Patients
  • Treats Leukemia
  • Treat stomach ulcers or dysentery
  • Cure Uterus Cancer
  • Relieve pain due to Tannin content
  • Treating burns
  • Overcoming Anemia
  • Helps to treat Breast Cancer
  • Treating mumps, swelling, and ulcers
  • Overcoming irregular menstruation
  • Treat Cancer
  • Regulate Blood Pressure (BP) that’s why it is very good to prevent hypertension.
  • Smooth blood circulation in the body.
  • It has anti-toxic properties due to which it removes toxins from your body.
  • Treat inflammation of the liver (hepatitis).
  • Treat Malaria.
  • Beneficial from overcoming Dysentery.
  • Improves the digestive system.


Things to consider about the Periwinkle(Sadabahar) flower:

Although, there are several health benefits of Periwinkle but there are some vital things one should know about these flowers. Vinpocetine substance in Periwinkle flowers can create skin rash. While using periwinkle sometime it is seen that some people bad experienced of stomach problem while using periwinkle. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should avoid Vinpocetine & Periwinkle.

The Flower of Periwinkle is a bit poisonous. Don’t consume it in excessive amounts, it can produce harmful effects on kidney, gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, and hypotension. The Vincamine is not recommended for brain tumor patients. Before using Periwinkle please consult the doctor also.



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