Acute Toxicity of Senna Didymobotrya Fresen Irwin Roots Used as a Traditional Medicinal Plant in Kenya
Lydia Bonareri Nyamwamu, Moses Ngeiywa, Margaret Mulaa, Agola Eric Lelo, Johnstone Ingonga, Albert Kimutai

Medicinal plants play an important role in the treatment of various illnesses in Kenya and the whole world. Senna didymobotya is one of such plants used traditionally in Kenya to treat illnesses such as diarrhea, malaria, ringworm, jaundice and intestinal worm. The main aim was to determine the acute toxicity of Senna didymobotya roots. The methanol total and dichloromethane crude root extracts of S. didymobotrya were the most toxic and they killed 80% of mice at a dose of 5000mg/kg body weight with an LD50 of 1927mg/kg after a period of 14days.

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