Acalypha fruticosa Forsk. Medicinal uses, Morphology, Images,Side effects, Pharmacology


Botanical Name: Acalypha fruticosa Forsk.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

 

 Introduction:

This plan t considered as vana – agnimandha.

 

Names in different Indian languages

 

English

Birch-leaved Acalypha

Hindi

kuppikhokli

Kannada

 

Malayalam

Kattu munja,chinni

Sanskrit

 

Tamil

Kuppaimeni, sinni,sotthaachedi

Telugu

 

Unani

 

Folk

Chinnivara

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

 

 

Classification according to Charaka, Susrutha & Vagbhata

 

Charaka

 

Susrutha

 

Vagbhata

 

 

          
        

  

 

Varieties & adulterants - (CV – controversy, AD – adulterants) 

 

 Adulterated with A.indica


Morphology

Aromatic sub herb

Leaves – oblong serrate leaves, alternate and opposite phyllotaxy  

Flower greenish yellow


Distribution & Habitat

South india

 

Chemical constituents:

 kaempferol; acalyphamide,quinone, sterols, cyanogenic glycoside

 

 

Digestive system:

Irritant 

 

Skin:

Useful in skin disease

 

Srotogamitva:

 Dosha :pitha hara
 Dhatu : rakta
 Mala : mutrala

Organ : liver

 

 Indication:

Leaves—stomachic, alterative; prescribed in digestive disorders, dyspepsia, colic, diarrhea, cholera, gonorrrhoea, insect bite , ophthalmia


Part used:

  Leaves, roots 


Dosage:  

1-2 gm


Important Yogas  or  Formations:

                              

 

Therapeutic Uses:

  1. Leave paste useful in syphilis
  2. Leave paste + haridra used in insect bite

  

 

 

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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