Cassia Occidentalis

Senna (E); Bicho (C); Frijolillo (P); Potra (C) . Young leaves and pods are edible cooked; roasted seeds are substituted for coffee and the flowers are eaten in famines. Root bark serves as a quinine substitute and is used to treat gonorrhea. The seeds, considered poisonous undried, are febrifugal and purgative; they are used to treat ringworm. A decoction is used for cataracts.

EthnoBotanical Dictionary. 2013.

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