What is this plant with white flowers?

I saw this plant while traveling in India. I saw an Indian woman was collecting white petals of this plant. Do you have any idea what is this flower and what do they use the petals for? Thank you!

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What is this plant with white flowers?

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What is this plant with white flowers?

Vice Professor Asked on March 17, 2015 in Flowers.
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    Hi Traveler! It looks like Vinca (Catharanthus roseus).

    Vice Professor Answered on June 13, 2015.
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    Hello Traveler,
    It is Catharanthus roseus – an evergreen subshrub or herbaceous plant commonly known as the Madagascar periwinkle or Rosy Periwinkle, or as Kathie metioned above – just Vinca. You can read about this plant here http://snaplant.com/flowers/catharanthus-roseus-commonly-known-as-vinca/

    Professor Answered on June 13, 2015.
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