Cassia alata = Senna alata
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cassia alata = Senna alata
COMMON NAME(S): Candle-bush, Cure-all, Ringworm cassia
FAMILY: Leguminosae - Pea family
ALLERGENIC PRINCIPLES: Leaves with rhein (an anthraquinone), fruit with oxymethanthraquinones, whole plant w/some HCN
COMMENTS: Leaves used as an application for skin diseases, a fish poison, a purgative. May be toxic in large quantities. Fruit is also a purgative.