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Greater Periwinkle, Vinca major
Parts used: Leaves and root.
Constituents: Alkaloids and tannins.
Actions: Astringent, Anti-hemorrhagic.
Indications:
Menorrhagia, leukorrhoea, enuresis.
Topically for haemorrhoids.
BHP Specific: Menorrhagia.
Herbal extract: 15-50mL per week.
Energetics: Bitter, Astringent.
Caution: Avoid in constipation.