Herbs & Plants

Senna ligustrina

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Botanical Name :Senna ligustrina
Family :Fabaceae – Pea family
Genus : Senna Mill. – senna
Species: Senna ligustrina (L.) Irwin & Barneby – privet senna
Kingdom ; Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom:  Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales

Synonyms: Senna ligustrina (L.) Irwin & Barneby

Common Names :Wild Coffee,Privet senna, Privet wild sensitive plant,Bahama Cassia

Habitat :Senna ligustrina grows in monroe County Keys north to Brevard, Okeechobee and Levy counties; West Indies and Central America. Very rare in the Monroe County Keys and perhaps confined to Big Pine Key and nearby islands.mostly available in forest edges.

Senna ligustrina is a medium shrubby wildflower tree,growing  to about 4-8 feet in height. Taller than broad. with erect stems and dark green leaves.Bloome yellow  color flower.


Medicinal Uses:
The leaves have recorded uses as a drink and wash for skin disorders.  It is said to be good for problems of the kidneys like jaundice, for bladder problems like bed wetting, hence the colloquial name piss-a-bed.  It acts as a tonic for the liver, and also has a diuretic action.  The roots are used for treating jaundice, dropsy and liver troubles.  The leaves are employed in Cuba as a purge.

Disclaimer:The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider


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