Leaves and flowers vinca (Catharanthus roseus) may be a cure leukemia. Student Department of Chemistry Education, Yogyakarta State University (UNY), Arif Yoga Pratama, Ari Purnomo, and Amallia Nugrahaeni, researching tea from the leaves and flowers vinca alkaloid-containing vinblastine, vincristine, leurosine, catharanthine and efficacious anticancer lochnerine.
“Plants are inexpensive and easy to obtain. The main chemical constituents are potent anticancer alkaloid compounds vincristine and vinblastine, “Arif said as quoted by the site UNY, Friday (11/1).
Vincristine is used as medicine bronchial cancer, a malignant tumor of the kidney, breast cancer, leukemia, and various types of malignant tumors that initially attacks the nerves and muscles. This plant also contains alkaloids dissolve catharanthine suspected cancer cell nuclei. (UNY.ac.id / ELN).