Botanical Name          :        Catharanthus Roseus
English Name           
    :        Madagascar Periwinkle
Tamil Name               
    :        நித்தியகல்யாணி / Nithiya Kalyani /sudukadu Mallikai
Hindi Name           
        :        सदाबहार / Sadabahar
Malayalam Name
    :        ശവം നാറി / Shavam Naari
Telugu Name             
    :        బిళ్ళ గన్నేరు / Billa Ganneru

About Nithyakalyani (Madagascar Periwinkle):-

    Plants belonging to both genus "Vinca" and "Catharanthus" are called periwinkle and they belong to dogbane family. Madagascar periwinkle belonging to the genus catharathus is found all over the world and it very common here in India. It is called nithyakalyani because it flowers daily year round and there are two varieties that are common in India. One variety produces white flowers and the other produces beautiful dark pink flowers. It has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years for treating various diseases and especially it is very famous for it's use in treating diabetics.

Internal Benefits of Nithyakalyani (Madagascar Periwinkle):-

  • Periwinkle has been used for treating diabetics for many years. Researchers tested the effect of periwinkle in treating diabetics on both normal and diabetic rabbits. The results supported what traditional healers have known all along that it reduces blood sugar levels equally.
  • The plant is used to treat diarrhea, throat problems, chest pain, intestinal problems, and inflammation.

External Benefits of Nithyakalyani (Madagascar Periwinkle):-

  • Periwinkle is a popular remedy for wasp stings and wounds.

How to consume Nithyakalyani (Madagascar Periwinkle) Internally:-

  • Morning - Mix 5 gms of powder in 100 ml water, Boil the content for few minutes. once the water gets warm, filter the content and drink it before food. Repeat the same for Evening Dosage after dinner.
  • To make the periwinkle tea, take the leaves and spread them on a plate and dry them under hot sun and powder it finely. Take the leaves in a plate and sundry till crisp and powder it well in a blender and store. To make the tea, boil a cup (200 ml) of water in a pan and add a big pinch of the powder and let it boil till the extract reduces a little and strain.

How to Apply Nithyakalyani (Madagascar Periwinkle) Externally:-

  • Periwinkle is a popular remedy for wasp stings and wounds.

Procurement & Agriculture Method:-

  • 90% of Our Herbs are Wild crops and 100% organic by nature; remaining 10% are organically grown, dried, and pulverized with no chemical or preservatives.


  • The Consumption details and benefits listed out in our website are taken from Tamil ancient books and Siddha records, as well as its been further fine tuned by our Siddha Doctors Team. Any how you are requested to consult your Doctor before use.