Also Known as: Vinca minor, Vinca, Common Periwinkle, and Myrtle
Farming Type: Organic
The garden periwinkle is the source of a chemical that can be turned into vinpocetine, a natural treatment for aging minds. Originating in Madagascar but now growing wild in warm climates around the world, periwinkle has enjoyed a variety of medicinal applications.
Note: Periwinkle is the source of vinpocetine; it is not pure vinpocetine. If you use the whole herb you are relying on a rounded blend of healing chemicals found in the minimally processed plant.
Periwinkle does not cause any known interactions with blood thinning medications (such as aspirin, Coumarin, Plavix, Ticlid, or Trental), although vinpocetine extracted from it does. Vinpocetine can cause either increased or decreased bleeding depending on the medication; this is why whole periwinkle is preferred.
In magick, Periwinkle is a powerful protection herb, often hung over doors and windows to keep evil and negative influences out. Also used in blends for Love and lust. Ruled by Venus and water, this herb is also excellent to promote psychic abilities and mental powers.
Keywords: Protection, Love, mental powers
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