Whitfieldia elongata (P.Beauv.) De Wild. & T.Durand
Common Name: White Candles
Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
Country of Origin: tropical Africa
Uses: African tribes have incorporated this plant not only for medicinal purposes but also in the name of love. This is an important ingredient in love potions, skin diseases, and snake bites3.
The leaves yield a black dye.4
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