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English: Lesser Periwinkle.

French: Pervenche; Violette des morts.

From the family of Apocináceas.

Used in brain circulatory failure, as a potent vasodilator of the brain arteries. For this increases the blood and brain disorders combat senility.

Improving the headaches. Hypotensive. Antihaemorrhagics. Antidiarreica. Antidiabetic. Galactófuga (stops milk production in nursing women) Digestive tonic.

Used Part.

The leaves.

Active Principles.

Indole alkaloids (0. 25%) vincamine (10 - 15% of the total alkaloids) epi - vincamine, vincina, eburnamonina, vincadiformina, vincadina, minovincina. Organic acids: Ursola, caféico, p - hydroxybenzoic.

Drug Action.

The alkaloids present an action sympatholytic, spasmolytic, glaucoma, vasodilatadora cerebral and coronary protective hair (longer than the rutoside) and analgesic.


Hypertension, arteriosclerosis, cerebral circulatory failure (increases cerebral blood flow by 20%) and coronary, dizziness, tinnitus, headaches, capillary fragility.


Brain tumors, low blood pressure, cranial hypertension, pregnancy, lactation (Peris, 1995)

Do not prescribe oral dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: A spoonful of dessert per cup, boil 2 minutes. Two to four cups a day, after meals.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 drops, one to three times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 0. 3 to 2 g / day. 1 g equals 5 grams of dried plant)

Dust: 300 - 500 mg / capsule, 1 - 3 a day.


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