kat-uh-RANTH-us — pure (immaculate) flower
RO-zee-us — rosy
VIN-kuh — to bind
RO-zee-uh — rosy

commonly known as: Cape periwinkle, Madagascar periwinkle, periwinkle • Bengali: নযনতারা nayantara • Hindi: सदाबहार sadabahar, सदाफूली sadaphuli, सदासुहागी sadasuhagi • Konkani: सदापुष्प sadapushpa • Persian: gul-e-farang • Malayalam: shavam naari • Marathi: सदाफुली sadaphuli

Native to: Madagascar

An erect annual herb grows up to a height of 1meter. Leaves deep green oblong or obovate, flowers in cymose, axillary clusters, deep rose or white in color, fruits cylindrical follicle.

These flowers along with some other flowers (like Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Mirabilis jalapa, etc) were used daily for PUJA offerings. Local belief asks diabetic patients to take its leave extract in order to control their blood-sugar level.

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, diabetes, hypertension, leukemia and malignancy, the root is stomachic and tonic. Useful part : Whole plant 
   


 

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Vinca rosea hybrids in Chennai: These Vinca rosea hybrids seem to like the soil etc in our garden. Some of my neighbours complain that they emit a foul odour which is a nuisance in the ground floor apartments. Is this possible? One neighbour complained that it was not orderly  – having grown out of its alloted space. I was thrilled that SOMETHING was flourishing in our garden and not going into the usual wither -and -die routine! 


They do have an unplesant odour but its is not so strong that it can reach your neighbor.


I did not know that there were hybrids in Vinca sp. You get the odour when you take it close and try to smell it.


Perhaps the source of  foul odour  is somewhere else. I remember how our neighbours frowned upon our compost box in our garden, many years ago, as composting was not yet “in”. The source of odour was their own garbagecollector. It took time to convince them that compost is not at all the source of odour, if done properly. Now they have three boxes in their garden.  :-)))


It may sound awkward but the best way to check a compost is to smell it…. the best ones would have no smell at all. It smells only when it is still decomposing.


That is what i meant .., the source was not our box. anyway my neighbours are convinced and have started composting. But in one year we had too many ants there and the compost had a very pleasent smell. The ants are gone now.


 

 

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identification no150111sn1: date/time:jan11
location: mulshi,3000ft.above sealevel
habitat:wild
plant habit:small herb I think
height: not more than 9″ 


 

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GARDEN :: Apocynaceae (dogbane, or oleander family) » Catharanthus roseus:   Apocynaceae (dogbane, or oleander family) » Catharanthus roseus
Popular synonym: Vinca rosea
kat-uh-RANTH-us — pure (immaculate) flower
RO-zee-us — rosy
VIN-kuh — to bind
RO-zee-uh — rosy
commonly known as: Cape periwinkle, Madagascar periwinkle, periwinkle • Bengali: নযনতারা nayantara • Hindi: सदाबहार sadabahar, सदाफूली sadaphuli, सदासुहागी sadasuhagi • Konkani: सदापुष्प sadapushpa • Persian: gul-e-farang • Malayalam: shavam naari • Marathi: सदाफुली sadaphuli
Native to: Madagascar
Attached views from various locations (gardens in urban area) of Thane and Mumbai.
Many cultivars, interestingly mix and match of contrasting colours between petals and the flower centre.
… for more views:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Catharanthusroseus&w=91314344%40N00&m… 


My photographs from Delhi 


My Pics from Arya P G College campus panipat


Perhaps white cultivar is more valued in ayurvedic medicine.


Yes Sir In Cancer and Diabetes


Nice presentation of colors of Catharanthus roseus of Apocynaceae family, the old Vinca rosea


 

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Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length- 1/2 foot
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-white
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-not seen

Yes called as Sadabahar in our area


Nayantara in Benagali, BAARMASi in Gujarati,,,

vincristine alkaloids came from this plant…

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Catharanthus roseus (family: Apocynaceae) :: Hooghly, WB: Catharanthus roseus is another common flowering herb that was once a must have in the frontyard of any rural household. These flowers along with some other flowers (like Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Mirabilis jalapa, etc) were used daily for PUJA offerings. Local belief asks diabetic patients to take its leave extract in order to control their blood-sugar level.

Species : Catharanthus roseus (syn. Vinca rosea)
Bengali name : NAYANTARA
Date : 02-March-2012 @ 3.36 p.m. & 09-June-2009 @ 10.52 a.m.
Place : Hooghly (West Bengal)
Habitat : garden herb


Beautiful Shots of Sadabahar


ID help : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharanthus_roseus


 

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efloraofindia:”26102011MR4’’ ? Periwinkle (Vinca Rosea Dwarf Little Mix) Pune: Request for validation

? Periwinkle (Vinca Rosea Dwarf Little Mix)
Date/Time-Oct 2011
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune 
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length-6-8 cms
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-deep rose, centre eye yellow

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-not seen

this is hybrid vinca or dwarf vinca 


Beautiful flower. We call it Sadafuli as the plant is in flower any time.


Yes, now this is known as Catharanthus roseus.

 

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Catharanthus roseus ( Nithya Kalyani): Name: Nithyakalyani
Description:

Botanical name : Catharanthus roseus
Family : Apocynaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Nithyakalyani.
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Periwinkle
Hindi : Sdabahar
Malayalam : Nithyakalyani, Shavakkottappacha, Ushamalari
PLANT DESCRIPTION
An erect annual herb grows up to a height of 1meter. Leaves deep green oblong or obovate, flowers in cymose, axillary clusters, deep rose or white in color, fruits cylindrical follicle.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, diabetes, hypertension, leukemia and malignancy, the root is stomachic and tonic.
Useful part : Whole plant 

The pink one is MOSTLY NOT ACCEPTED BY HERBAL MEDICINE FOLKS AS MEDICINAL….ANYWHERE ….

Most likely most of the Allopathic drug companies use all colors and types of this for vincristine ( and other med) isolation…
Not strictly an Ayurvedic herb… not in Charak or Susruta…’s writings…
AM not sure if Todar Mal in AKbar’s court included this in his compendium of Ayurvedic Medicines and Indian foods and vegetables
I personally do not know the history of this inclusion in AYurvedic medicine…
ALTHOUGH IT IS PART OF THE MODERN HERBOLOGY ALL OVER THE WORLD>>>

 
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Sadafuli:   I just joined the group and am amazed at the wonderful activity and camaraderie surrounding Indian plants on this platform. I am from Bangalore but now based in Mumbai. Not much of a photographer myself but after seeing the messages here I feel encouraged to pick up the camera and start to identify and learn more about plants. I share with you some images of different varieties of Sadafuli from my terrace garden at home.


Yes nice photographs of Catharanthus roseus (Vinca rosea). Incidentally I captured the same cultivars here in California.


most likely these are hybrids…. madagaskar originals are two colors that we are all very familiar with . they seed profusely… these hybrids don’t…

 

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SYMBIOSIS 472 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author. 
Attaching an image of Lime Butterfly on the flowers of Catharanthus roseus (SADABAHAR/ NAYANTARA)


 

 

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Attaching an image of a Blank Swift butterfly on the flowers of Catharanthus roseus. (SADABAHAR/ NAYANTARA).


 

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Catharanthus roseus (L.) G.Don SN Nov 01 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Catharanthus roseus (L.) G.Don in various hues from cultivated sources near Bengaluru


Nice display


 

 

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Catharanthus roseus –  Common name : Periwinkle : The plant blooms virtually all year round(hence in Kannada it named as Nitya Pushpa) and
produces white, purple and red flowers. Flower decoction used for asthma, high blood pressure and used for dysmenorrhea.  Crude leaf extract has anticancer activity. The two major compounds found in the Periwinkle – alkaloids and tannins, it play a vital role in the treatment of numerous illness, including some life-threatening diseases such as cancer. These alkaloids are used to cure leukemia, lymphoma and many other types of cancers.  Periwinkle is also used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, hearing loss, diabetes and glaucoma. In  Kaiga township every where we can find this plant blooming. 
Beside its medicinal uses, it supports a number of species in the ecosystem.
Gorgeous Butterflies such as Blue Mormon relish the nectar
from these flowers. Pl see Attached Pic.
Date/Time-: 29/09/2011   –    10:30,
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Garden
Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Size – 1mtr


During 1965-68 I was doing my Honours in Chemistry from Darjeeling Govt. College. Our professors used to talk about Dr. Asima Chatterjee (who was a renowned professor of chemistry at that time). To day Google has made a doodle on Dr. Asima Chatterjee. Her contribution on study of alkaloids extracted from Indian plants is phenomenal. Results of her study on alkaloids from Catharanthus roseus (Syn. Vinca rosea) is used in chemotherapy of certain types of cancer.

Tribute to that great scientist of India.

Wonderful thoughts, thanks Col Bimal for sharing..tributes to a great scientist and teacher…


 

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Vinca rosea syn. Catharanthus roseus ? : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, january 2019.

Catharanthus roseus is the accepted name as per the theplantlist. 


 

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SYMBIOSIS : 1388 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Peacock Pansy visiting flowers of Catharanthus roseus. (VINCA/ NAYANTARA)


  
 
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