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Friday, 8 May 2020

This plant, Madagascar periwinkle, cures Cancer

Madagascar periwinkle, a flowering plant, that beautifies the garden of many isn't just a beautifying plant, it cures numerous diseases including cancer and diabetes.

A chemical called Vinblastine is what is extracted from this beautiful plant to cure cancer. 
Vinblastine was discovered in the 1950s by scientists from Canada as an effective cancer cure; once administered, it completely stops the growth of cancer cells by preventing them from going through mitosis. No mitosis, no cell division.

Cancers that vinblastine can cure include breast cancer, ovary cancer, lung cancer, bladder cancer, and testicular cancer.

The Madagascar periwinkle or rosy periwinkle is from Madagascar but can be found in numerous African countries including Ghana.

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