Chichirica (pink periwinkle)

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The common English names are Madagascar periwinkle and pink periwinkle. Chichirica come in three colors–purple, a lighter shade of purple and white. The plant is a bush that grows to about three feet in height. It multiplies fast as new plants sprout from the shallow roots that creep on the soil.

Some medicial uses are attributed to chichirica, particularly, the leaves.

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