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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Vinca Rose.

Vinca Rose

The species has long been cultivated for herbal medicine and as an ornamental plant. In traditional Chinese medicine, extracts from it have been used to treat numerous diseases, including diabetes, malaria, and Hodgkin's disease.The substances vinblastine and vincristine extracted from the plant are used in the treatment of leukemia.
This conflict between historical indigenous use, and recent patents on C.roseus-derived drugs by western pharmaceutical companies, without compensation, has led to accusations of biopiracy.
It can be dangerous if consumed orally. It can be hallucinogenic.

This picture isnt of Vinca rose. I found this wild flower on  a trek, very similar to it and hence clicked it. This picture reminds me of the Microsoft's pre installed wallpaper 


  1. I want to feel hallucinogenic man, can I have some Vinca Rose please? :D .. That was good information yaar. A few people can benefit from it.. The picture is nice, but isn't it a little too bright? Just saying.. I like the flower though :)

  2. Thanks da for liking :) and sure.. y not..!! come lets both get high :) wild flower da.. the sun was out there.. i ll try editing again :) thanks :)

  3. I love these you know, and I recently butchered a Kg of these for Onam celebration flower carpt :P

    Nice click!

  4. @Red : hahahhahahahhhaha really ?? i never knew vinca was a choice at Onam's pookollam..!!! am sorry my sister is into all those trad stuffs.. i personally ve no clue abt it.

    and thanks.!!

  5. I'm so newbie with twitter, just saw you mentioned me xD. +follow!

  6. @Orang3 : hey, thanks man..!! appreciate it :)

  7. The 100000000000000000000000000000000th pic of flowers is taken. Its safe to move on to other objects.

  8. No matter who took how many pics or how many have already been taken.. Doesn stop me from clicking what I like :) i am learning here and flowers do provide me a nice variety in color and texture. Hence the 1000000000000000000000000000000001th pic :):)

    but I ll try clicking other things too.. Move out of my comfort zone.