Enantia chlorantha is widely distributed along the coasts of West and Central Africa. It is also very common in the forest regions of Nigeria. It is an ornamental tree which may grow up to 30 m high, with dense foliage and spreading crown. The outer bark which is thin and dark brown is fissured geometrically while the inner bark is brown above and pale cream beneath. The stem is fluted and aromatic while the elliptic leaves are about 0.14–0.15 m long and 0.05–0.14 m broad (Iwu, 1993).
In topical applications, enantia chlorantha bark was proven to be antibacterial and assists in regulating sebaceous gland secretions by inhibiting 5-alpha reductase enzyme activity while scavenging free radicals.