- What other names is Madagascar Periwinkle known by?
- What is Madagascar Periwinkle?
- How does Madagascar Periwinkle work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Madagascar Periwinkle.
Despite serious safety concerns, Madagascar periwinkle is used for diabetes, cancer, and sore throat. It is also used as a cough remedy, for easing lung congestion, and to reduce fluid retention by increasing urine production (as a diuretic).
Some people apply Madagascar periwinkle directly to the skin to stop bleeding; relieve insect bites, wasp stings, and eye irritation; and treat infections and swelling (inflammation).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Fluid retention.
- Lung congestion.
- Sore throat.
- Eye irritation, when applied to the eye.
- Skin infections, when applied to the skin.
- Stopping bleeding, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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