Periwinkle Herb Cut & Sifted

Periwinkle Herb Cut & Sifted

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Periwinkle, also known as lesser periwinkle and creeping myrtle, is an evergreen, trailing groundcover native to Europe and Asia now naturalized in North America to the point of being considered invasive in certain areas.

The dried leaf of the plant is sometimes used in tea blends, but is most commonly tinctured.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound7
originunited states
active compoundsTannins, Indole alkaloids
plant part usedaerial parts
processingcut & sifted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a place free of direct light, heat and humidity.
appearance & aromaHerbaceous with a mild scent.

c.
uses

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cosmeticMay be infused in oil for use in topical preparations.
culinaryUse in moderation in tea blends. May also be tinctured.
industrialPeriwinkle is used in the pharmaceutical industry to produce medicines.
safetyCheck with your doctor before using this herb if you take blood-thinning medications. Do not use during pregnancy.

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d.
flavor profile

cut & sifted
periwinkle herb

Fresh, grass-like flavor with light sweet notes. Blends well with other mild-flavored herbs and flowers.

e.
formulas & recipes

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periwinkle herb

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f.
what else you should know

cut & sifted
periwinkle herb

Periwinkle, also known as lesser periwinkle and creeping myrtle, is an evergreen groundcover that's very popular with North American gardeners, although the plant originates from the Middle East and Asia.

The aerial parts of this plant contain two alkaloids from which drugs that enhance blood flow are produced. Vincamine, sold under various generic names and brand names, including Oxybral and Anacervix, is classified as a cerebral vasodilator. The other alkaloid, vinpocetine, is derived from vincamine and is available as a dietary supplement. Because of the effects of these alkaloids, you should not use this herb if you take prescription medications that increase blood flow without talking to your doctor.



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