Saheb - lei

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Apocynaceae
Genus : Catharanthus
Species : roseus (Linn.) G. Don.
Common Name
English Name : Periwinkle
Hindi Name : Sada bahar
Manipuri Name : Saheb - lei
Other Details
Habit : Glabrous erect undershrub
Parts Use : Root and Leaf
Preparation : Leaves soaked with water for infusion. Roots crushed for decoction. Fresh leaves crushed with water for juice/ extract.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients : Leaves contain alkaloids, serpentine, ajmaline, catharanthine, vindoline and reserpine. The vincristine "alkaloid obtained from this plant is reported useful in some kinds of leukaemia."
Ailment Treated : Leaf extract is given in jaundice and diabetes. Root is toxic, bitter, acrid, stomachic and tonic. Infusion of leaves used in menorrhagia. Juice applied for relief of pain due to wasp strings. Decoction of root is a vermifuge and good remedy for toothache. The roots and leaves extract are used in active on hypertension.
Source : Generally cultivated in home gardens as decorative pot plant.

Saheb - lei
Saheb - lei