Periwinkle (Vinca minor) is said to naturally promote concentration and improve memory.
Periwinkle is known to possess analgesic, antibiotic, antibacterial, laxative and hypotensive properties, among others. The Periwinkle is believed to have originated in Madagascar and has been used as a folk medicine in many parts of the world.
The periwinkle tea was used as a folk remedy for diabetes in Europe while it was used as a cough medicine in China. In Hawaii meanwhile, the periwinkle poultice was used as a bandage to stop bleeding while in the Caribbean, they were used to treat infections and as a protection against voodoo magic.
Common Names: Earlyflowering, Evergreen, Lesser Periwinkle, Myrtle, Vinca minor, Vincae minoris herba, Wintergreen