Acalypha indica L., S. pl. 2: 1003, 1753, a common herb of waste lands and shaded areas in Delhi, and other tropical areas of India.
English: copperleaf, Indian acalypha, Indian-nettle
Hindi & Mar: Kuppi, khokli
Tam & Mal: Kuppaimeni
Kan: Kuppi gida
Decoction used as laxative; In homoeopathy, the herb is used againstsevere cough associated with bleeding from the lungs. Leaf juice employed for cutaneous troubles.
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