Scientific Name: Plumeria sp. Irritates eyes and skin. Contains antioxidants and can be used as a stress reliever.Continue reading "Frangipani"
Tag: Plant Family: Apocynaceae
Scientific Name: Rauvolfia serpentina Reserpine is an alkaloid first isolated from R. serpentina and was widely used as an antihypertensive drug.Continue reading "Indian Snakeroot"
Scientific Name: Catharanthus roseus Source of vincristine and vinblastine, anticancer drugs used in the treatment of leukemia and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Can be dangerous if consumed.Continue reading "Madagascar Periwinkle"
Scientific Name: Amsonia tabernaemontanta Used for symptomatic relief of gastrointestinal disorders. It has also been shown to be a diuretic. Caution: causes diaphoresis, and diarrhea in large doses.Continue reading "Blue Dogbane"