Traditionally, Periwinkle can be used to help support a variety of complaints. Native Indians used the juice from Periwinkle leaves to help support wasp stings. Hawaiians boiled the plant to make a poultice to help support bleeding. In China, and Central and South America, it can be used as an astringent and diuretic. They also used it to help support symptoms of coughs, lung congestion, inflammation and sore throat. In the Caribbean, an extract from the flowers was used to make a solution to help support eye irritation and infections. The Europeans used Periwinkle as a folk supportive for helping support healthy blood sugar levels, but they also called it the magic plant, because they thought it could ward off evil spirits. The French called it the "violet of the sorcerers."
Rosy Periwinkle produces 70 known alkaloids, some of which can be used for the potential to help support symptoms of childhood immunity, lymphatic system issues, testicular health issues and immunity deficiencies. Taken as a daily supplement, it improves the blood supply to the brain, can increase oxygen and glucose for the brain to use, can help avoid abnormal coagulation of blood, and it raises brain levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Externally, Rosy Periwinkle leaves poultices can be used to help support wasp stings and eye inflammation, and to help support bleeding. Ointments can be used externally as well.
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Take 1 capsule, 3 times daily, with meals.
Side effects from oral use of Periwinkle have been slight and usually disappear after taking the supplement for awhile or after discontinuing use.
Some people noted a brief drop in blood pressure or faster heart rate after starting this supplement.
Periwinkle has not been found to interact with other drugs.
Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Products are intended to support general well being and are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure any condition or disease. If conditions persist, please seek advice from your medical doctor. Information provided at ZooScape.com relies partly on Traditional Uses. The essence of the current American rule on Traditional Uses is, as stated by FTC, "Claims based on historical or traditional use should be substantiated by confirming scientific evidence, or should be presented in such a way that consumers understand that the sole basis for the claim is a history of use of the product for a particular purpose."