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Nigeria’s medicinal plants: Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Efo Jerusalem)

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae. The former name is Jatropha tanjorensis. It is a much-branched shrub about 3–4 m high. The stems are thick and fleshy, the leaf is 3–5 palmately lobed on a long peduncle. The flowers are white and the leaves and juice irritates the skin when touched. Most people collect

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