Definition of Ringworm bush
1. Noun. Tropical shrub (especially of Americas) having yellow flowers and large leaves whose juice is used as a cure for ringworm and poisonous bites; sometimes placed in genus Cassia.
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: Senna
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ringworm Bush
Literary usage of Ringworm bush
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1846)
"... now become the first, we meet the Cassia alata, or ringworm bush, known in Nevis by the name of French guava, and in the French islands by that of herbe ..."
2. Remarks on the uses of some of the bazaar medicines and common medical by Edward John Waring (1883)
"... hence one of its common English names of ringworm bush or Shrub. The ordinary form of application is a sort of ointment made by bruising the fresh ..."