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Senna sophera is a shrub, glabrous, about 3 m. in height. The compound leaves with 8-12 paired leaflets acute and tapering; bear rachies with single gland at the base. It has yellow flowers in carymbose racemes.
Possibly originating in Bangladesh, today the plant is found in most tropical countries. It is common on waste lands, on roadsides and in the forests. Root bark in used for preparation of the medicine. It has been used by ancient Indian physicians for its efficacy in respiratory disorders.
- "Senna sophera". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
- Entry for Senna sophera (Linn) Roxb JSTOR Plant Science
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