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rosy periwinkle

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Madagascar, for example, has the rosy periwinkle, a plant that produces two cancer-fighting substances and is native to the Indian Ocean nation.
As a result of this research, ethnobotanists have recently found treatments for Hodgkin's disease and childhood leukaemia lurking in the chemistry of the rosy periwinkle, a small forest-floor plant from Madagascar.
Rosy periwinkle Chemical extracts enable four out of five children with leukaemia to recover;
The cultivation of Plantago ovata (isabgol), Catha-ranthus roseus (rosy periwinkle), Papaver somniferum (opium poppy), Rauvolfia serpentina (sarpagandha), Cassia spp.