How to Use: Periwinkle:

The leaves, and seeds of the periwinkle contain vincamine, a precursor to the chemical vinpocetine, which is used medicinally to naturally enhance memory in aging minds. Vincamine is sold as a chemical extract in supplement form, however WE herbalists prefer the whole herb be used in either extract or tea form. By using the whole herb you receive the balanced blend of healing chemicals found naturally occurring in the plant.


  • PERIWINKLE has remained as an integral part of ancient Indian meditation, Ayurveda, as a topical cure for various conditions like wasp stings. If you look at the ancient Chinese medication, you will see that this herb was used as a powerful solution for malaria and diabetes. The folk medicine of Jamaica and the Philippines also used this herb to heal diabetes.
  • Other folk medicine uses include Diabetes, cough medicine, and as a styptic to stop bleeding.


Best Benefits of Periwinkle:

  • Detoxifier
  • Kills germs and heals wounds
  • Expands vessels
  • Strengthens memory and prevents decline
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Helps to gather attention
  • Calm, calm the nerve
  • Has vascular astringent properties
  • Reduces blood loss
  • Prevents excessive bleeding during menstruation
  • Strengthens body
  • Helps treat diabetes
  • Therapeutic in brain vein diseases
  • Treats oral wounds


Note: It should be consumed no more than 3 times a day.

  • It is recommended that breastfeeding mothers do not drink during pregnancy.


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To make the tea, boil 200 ml water. Add ½ a generous teaspoon of the herb and simmer until the water reduces to 80%. Strain and use it as required. You can mix in a little honey if you are drinking it. You can also consume and mix sage and periwinkle in the same way. It is especially beneficial for mouth sores.