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Acalypha indica


Acalypha indica Linn.

Family :- Euphorbiaceae.

Habitat :- Occurs throughout the plains of India, ascending the hills in Orissa up to 200 m.

English :- Indian Acalypha.

Ayurvedic :- Kuppi, Muktavarchaa, Haritamanjari

Siddha/Tamil :- Kuppaimeni.

Folk :- Khokli, Kuppi, Aamaabhaaji.

Action :- Antibacterial (leaf used inscabies). Plant—emetic, expectorant

(used in bronchitis, asthma,pneumonia). Tincture of fresh plant is used in homoeopathy for incipient phthisis with bloody

expectorations, emaciation and arterial haemorrhage. The plant contains kaempferol; leaves and twigs contain acalyphamide

and other amides, quinone, sterols,cyanogenic glycoside. The herb causes intestinal irritation.