|The distribution of Baphia nitida.|
Baphia nitida (camwood, also barwood), also known as African sandalwood, is a shrubby, leguminous, hard-wooded tree from central west Africa. This wood is of a very fine colour, and is used in woodturning for making knife handles and similar articles.
Camwood is known as "osun" in Yoruba.
Osun (camwood) extract is also used in some soaps and skin treatments, although there aren't published studies about its efficacy or safety.
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