Review of Acalypha indica, Linn in traditional Siddha medicine.

Walter, Thomas M. (2007) Review of Acalypha indica, Linn in traditional Siddha medicine.

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Abstract

Acalypha indica is a Common annual shrub in Indian gardens, backyards of houses and waste place throughout the plains of India. The Leaves, root, stalks (young shoots) and flowers are used in medicine. It has Cathartic, Anthelmintic, expectorant, emetic, anodyne and hypnotic properties. The therapeutic properties of Acalypha in Ayurveda and Siddha texts are discussed in detail in this article.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Kuppai Meni, Cat's struggle, Acalypha indica, Siddha, Traditional Indian Medicine, Siddha herbs
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Dermatologic Agents > Antipruritics
Plants > Plants, Medicinal
ID Code:2001
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:27 February 2007

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