is it found?
Puncture Vines are usually found
in dry, unnourished soil in the southwest United States (Moore,
does it look like?
Puncture Vines are weeds that
have pinnate leaves, yellow flowers, and seed pods (these usually turn
into the Goats’ heads).
are the medical uses?
Puncture vine was found to treat elevated blood pressure, lessen severity
of arteriosclerosis, reduce mild hypertension, and to slow and strengthen
the heart beat.
chemicals are in it?
Periwinkle contains the diuretics Kaempferol
and Quercetin (Dr. Dukes,
2003), the antihypertensive chemical
Rutin (Dr. Dukes, 2003), and Diosgenin,
hecogenin, astragalin, Harman, and
Harmine (Moore, 1988).