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Sunday, August 31, 2008


Common name: Greater Periwinkle
Family: Apocynaceae

Yes, VINCA MAJOR is a magickal plant. I was TV channel surfing the other day & TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network had a wonderful nutritionist talking about Brain Fogs. Lately, my memory & physical well being have been slowly weakening with the ever increasing environmental pollution. Vitamins did practically nothing. But I listened about this little miracle plant & wrote down all ailments that this is supposed to alleviate like memory loss, stops decline of natural dopamine levels, promotes circulation to the brain, helps red blood cell count, reduces high blood pressure, stops stomach irritation, helps hearing problems by stopping ringing in the ears, improves eyesight & alleviates fatigue. Oh, the list goes on & on...

I bought the tincture, PERIWINKLE TINCTURE & guess what IT WORKS!!! After only three days, my Brain Fog lifted. It helped on every level. I used just a tiny eye drop tip full in my daily juice & it's a miracle MAGICKAL PLANT!!!

So here is more facts about VINCA MAJOR. The Greater Periwinkle is a fast growing, short to medium evergreen perennial, with beautiful flowers. Its arching stems can reach lengths of up to approximately 12 inches in height, but soon fall over & spread indefinitely, often rooting down at the tip. Its shiny, bright green leaves come in pairs, facing each other. They are approximately 2-3 inches long & oval shaped. Its truly fascinating flowers are bluish~violet or purplish, 1-2 inches across.

VINCA MAJOR grows in or near woodland, river banks & hedgerows. It is a widely cultivated, ornamental plant, but can be quite invasive, so caution should be exercised when introducing it to new areas. I'm going to be planting some of this amazing plant in my garden ASAP... Especially on my hillsides & slopes along side my Rosemary!

The Greater Periwinkle has strong medicinal properties & has been described as an incredibly complex alkaloid plant. According to 'Plants For A Future', the Greater Periwinkle is astringent, bitter, detergent, sedative, stomach & tonic. It contains the alkaloid 'Vincamine', which is used by the pharmaceutical industry as a cerebral stimulant & vasodilator. It also contains 'Reserpine', which reduces high blood pressure. It is used internally in the treatment of excessive menstruation, abnormal uterine bleeding, vaginal discharge & hardening of the arteries. It should not be given to patients with constipation because it can also be used as a mild laxative. It is applied externally to vaginal discharge, nosebleed, sore throat & mouth ulcers. Periwinkle can also be used to heal minor burns & skin eruptions & irritations.

The plants are cut when flowering & dried for later use. The fresh flowers are gently purgative, but lose their effect on drying. A homeopathic remedy is made from the fresh leaves, in tea form & can be used in the treatment of hemorrhages. The same source states that the stems are used in basket making. The plant makes a very good ground cover for covering steep banks, shady places & also (amazingly) drought areas spreading rapidly once established & forming a dense cover within 1 to 2 years. Which is exactly what I need on my slopes & hillsides as extra ground cover for erosion.

I bet VINCA MAJOR will probably be one of the future cures & or helpful medicinal plants for Alzheimer's Disease. After all, the medical doctors are attributing Alzheimer's to hardening of the arteries because of plaque build up. The Greater Periwinkle rids the body of plaque. The Bible states for every aliment known to man there is a plant & tree cure.


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Designs by CK said...

Lyndy ~ Like I said in my email, sooo tickled my little masterpiece will be going to such a GOOD home!!! Thanks again!!! :)

WOW on the perriwinkle...homeopathic remedies are just wonderful!

Having a nice relaxing holiday weekend. I started my interior Halloween decorating full-force this weekend (including my tree) which is 99% done! '-)

Spooky CK

Carolee said...

Very cool post, Lyndy! I've planted Vinca around our pond for several years, but never knew it had healing properties....

Love the photos too. Periwinkle is one of my favorite *magical* colors - always included on the palette. :)

~ Carolee


Hi Chris, thanks for your comment.

I'm thrilled to too about adding another SPOOKTACULAR artwork of yours to my Halloween OOAK Collection.

Have a fabulous weekend!

XOXOs, Lyndy


Hi Carolee, thanks for your comment.

Wow, you planted Vinca in your garden, how cool... Yes, Periwinkle Blue is a very magickal color as well as healing herbal plant.

Have a MAGICKAL Weekend!

XOXOs, Lyndy

Carolee said...

Forgot to add, LOVE the "weekend through the eyes of a cat" - Too funny, lol!

~ Carolee


Hi Carolee,

Cats are such PARTY ANIMALS!


>^..^< Lyndy

Kitty Forseth said...

Hey Lovely Lyndy!

I have Vinca everywhere.. perriwinkle is one of my favorite colors.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo Kitty


Hi Pretty Kitty, thank you for the comment.

Wow, have you ever made a tea from the Vinca flowers? I love Periwinkle Blue too.

You're always in my thoughts & prayers.

Hugs & Purrrs,

Designs by CK said...

Hi Lady Lyndy! ~ Popping in to say hello & hope this note finds you well!

I am tickled you were TICKLED with "Phantom Pfun!" Enjoy it!!! :-D)

Spooky CK

Federico Fantasy Art & Poodelicious Artwork by Federico said...

Hi Lady Lyndy! I'll have to order some vinca from my lotion & soap source next time I place an order! Thanks so much for sharing the information!

HUgs and Happy Fall,

Marilyn Radzat said... your blog! I somehow found myself here, this morning.....
You know how it is...from one link to another...
Anyway, so happy to have found you!

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Chris, I treasure all your beautiful artwork.

Autumn Blessings With XOs, Lyndy

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Becky, glad you're going to try Vinca in some of your FABULOUS soaps & lotions.

Autumn Blessings With HUgs, Lyndy

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Marilyn, I'm glad you found me & love my blog too...

Autumn Blessings With Love Back At You, Lyndy

vintagepaletteart said...

Hi there Lyndy!!!

Good luck with Magic! We hope you win her!! No buyers regret this time.....=o)