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Nigeria’s medicinal plants: Senna alata (Asunwon oyinbo)

Senna alata also known as Cassia alata belongs to the family Caesalpiniaceae. It is a soft-wooded shrub, growing up to 15 ft high with yellow flowers in stout dense erect racemes; and the fruits are black when ripe. It is commonly known as candle bush, craw-craw plant, ringworm bush or ringworm plant. The Yoruba call


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