The pretty pink flower that has the power to heal!



Hello! Welcome to my website on Catharanthus roseus, a medicinal plant more commonly known as the Madagascar Periwinkle. This website includes an array of information from the reproduction of this species, all the way down to some interesting facts. There are many different routes that will lead you to a variety of information about this Rosy Periwinkle. As a native plant to Madagascar, the periwinkle enjoys a warmer habitat.

The classification of the periwinkle shows that it belongs to the Kingdom Plantae, thus why Catharanthus roseus has taken a long path to becoming a land plant and therefore has some unique adaptations t hat has allowed for this. Gaining its nutrition via photosynthesis is helping both you and I as well, providing us with oxygen! Lastly, as a medicinal plant, the Rosy Periwinkle has an amazing interaction with us, but is potent to other animals. With its ability to produce alkaloids such as vincristine, and vinblastine, the periwinkle is able to help fight childhood leukemia, and Hodgkin's Disease.

I hope that you will take the time to explore all that my sight has to offer, and leave with a better appreciation for this amazing medicinal plant!

Begin by seeing how it's really not a small world after all with the CLASSIFICATION of the Rosy Periwinkle.