Croton sakamaliensis is a shrub growing up to 1 metre tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Africa - southern and central Madagascar.
Rocky soils in valleys at elevations from 500 - 800 metres[
Most Croton species are relatively indifferent to their habitat and can grow on a wide range of soils in both disturbed and undisturbed vegetation[
An infusion of the stem bark is taken to treat diarrhoea, cough and fever, and in larger amounts is used as a purgative to expel intestinal worms[
The plant contains an essential oil, which shows significant antibacterial activity against a range of human intestinal pathogens[
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