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Acalypha indica Linn.


Family Euphorbiaceae.

Habitat Occurs throughout the plains of India, ascending the hills in Orissa up to 210 m.

English Indian Acalypha.

Ayurvedic Kuppi, Muktavarchaa, Haritamanjari

Siddha/Tamil Kuppaimeni. Folk Khokli, Kuppi, Aamaabhaaji.

Action Antibacterial (leaf used in scabies). 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.