Definition of Ringworm shrub
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 Shrub
Literary usage of Ringworm shrub
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Practitioner's medical dictionary by George Milbry Gould (1910)
"C. alata, the ringworm-shrub, is a widely diffused tropical shrub. The juice of the leaves mixed with lime- juice is used in the treatment of ringworm, ..."
2. A Descriptive Catalogue of Indian Produce Contributed to the Amsterdam by Trailokyanātha Mukhopādhyāẏa (1883)
"In European medicine they are considered a stimulant carminative. Cassia alata. ringworm shrub. Vem.—Bengali, Hindi, Dad Mardan; ..."