The medicinal use of Senna alata (Candle Bush, Candlesticks, Crawcraw Or Ringworm Plant, Senna) locally known as Asunwon-Oyinbo, Okpo.


Senna alata is a medicinal plant belonging to Leguminosae(Caesalpiniaceae) family. In Africa, it is locally named Asunwon-Oyinbo, Okpo among other names. it is also commonly referred as Candle Bush, Candlesticks, Crawcraw Or Ringworm Plant, Senna.

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the leaves, seeds, stem, bark

The plant is used for the treatment of skin diseases, dysentery, abortifacent, anthelmintic, itch, ringworm, measles, eczema, bronchitis, black menstruation, venereal diseases, stomach-ache.
The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

January 3, 2016 |

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