Euphorbiaceae Week: Acalypha indica from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Mar 7, 2011, 5:44:39 AM3/7/11
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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.

Common names:
English: copperleaf, Indian acalypha, Indian-nettle 
Sans: Harita-manjari
Hindi & Mar: Kuppi, khokli
Beng: Muktajhuri, 
Guj: Dadano,  
Tel: Kuppichettu
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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Rashida Atthar

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Mar 7, 2011, 6:24:25 AM3/7/11
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Thankyou Sir for the beautiful pictures and detailed information. Besides the above in the book 'Nature Heals', Pg 1- it is mentioned that  
part used is plant , leaf, Root,stem and Flower. Constituents: Alkaloids, Acalypus, Achalyphine, Gamma-sitosterol acetate.
Actions/ uses: Cathartic, anthelmintic, expectorant, emetic, anodyne, hypnotic, laxative. Used in ring worms.
 
regards,
Rashida.  

Pudji Widodo

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Mar 9, 2011, 10:22:56 AM3/9/11
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Cats like to eat the roots of this plant.

Pudji Widodo
Fakultas Biologi Universitas Jenderal Soedirman
PURWOKERTO 53122 INDONESIA

Rashida Atthar

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Mar 9, 2011, 10:54:39 AM3/9/11
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Thanks Mr. Pudji  for this interesting information !
 
regards,
Rashida. 

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