Acalypha indica

Acalypha indica is a herb whose root is favored by cats and can have negative effects on people.

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  • English Name:Indian Mercury
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  • Ayurveda: Name:Harita manjari
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Geography:

Occurs throughout the plains of India.1 It is common in planes and grows as a weed in gardens especially in Bangalore Pachmarhi, up to 210m.

Chemistry:

The plant contains kaempferol.The leaves and twigs contain acalyphamide and other amides, quinone, sterols, cyanogenic glycoside.1

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Ayurveda:

It comes by many names in the Indian peninsula. In siddha Tamil is called Kuppaimeni. In the various folk dialects it is called Khokli, Kuppi Aamaabhaaji.

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References:

  1. 1.
    Khare CP. Indian Medicinal Plants. Springer Science & Business Media; 2008.
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