Agricultural Research Service - ARS

Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Ethnobotanical uses

Vinca minor (APOCYNACEAE)

Astringent Steinmetz, Woi.10; Bactericide Woi.10; Carminative Woi.10; Catarrh Uphof; Collyrium Woi.10; Depurative Steinmetz, Uphof, Woi.10; Diarrhea Woi.10; Diuretic Steinmetz, Woi.10; Dysentery Woi.10; Eczema Uphof; Emetic Woi.10; Hemostat Steinmetz, Uphof, Woi.10; Homeopathy Uphof; Hypertension** Woi.10, Woi.10; Lactifuge FontQuer; Lactogogue Steinmetz; Menorrhagia Woi.10; Phthisis Woi.10; Piles Woi.10; Scalp Woi.10; Scurvy Woi.10; Sedative** Woi.10; Skin Woi.10; Spasmolytic** Woi.10; Tea Woi.10; Tonic Steinmetz, Woi.10; Tumor(Uvula) Hartwell

* = Chemical(s) found in plant shown to be effective for the ailment medicated
** = Plant itself shown to be effective for the ailment medicated

Phytochemical Database, USDA - ARS - NGRL, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland
Mon May 20 16:50:36 EDT 2002

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