Acalypha indica

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Acalypha indicabelongs to Euphorbiaceae, family.
The English Name for this herb is Indian Acalypha.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Acalypha indica are Anti-asthmatic, Anti-tuberculosis, Cathartic, Emetic, Expectorant, Laxative, Vermifuge.


  • Anti-rheumatic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Acalypha indica are Cough, Bronchitis, Flatulence, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Earache, Asthma, Diarrhoea, Haemoptysis, Headache, Venereal Pain, Incipient phthisis.

    The Indications of Leaves of Acalypha indica are Insect Bite, Skin Disorders, Syphilitic Ulcers, Rheumatism, Constipation, Scabies.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Acalypha indica.


    No Temperament information is available for Acalypha indica.

    Available Brands

    No Brand information is available for Acalypha indica.

    Compound Preparations

    No Compound Preparation information is available for Acalypha indica.


    No Dosage information is available for Acalypha indica.

    Herb's Description

    Acalypha indica is a herb, 15-90 cm long, is annual, and errect. stem erect, terete, longitudinally grooved, pubescent. Stipules narrowly triangular, 1-2 mm long, margin with glandular hairs. Seeds ovoid, 1.2-1.5 by c. 1 mm
    Acalypha indica's Leaves, broadly ovate long, size is usually 2.5-7(-8) cm long. leaves subdeltoid, rather coarsely toothed, on petioles as long as or longer than the 3-5 cm long blades; nerves 3-5 from base, thereafter pinnately arranged; stipules minute.
    Acalypha indica's Flower. Inflorescences 1(or 2) together, bisexual, axillary (to terminally), (2-)4-9(-11) cm long, staminate part apical, 0.5-1.5 cm long, pistillate flowers at base. Staminate flowers 6-10 per node; bracts ovate-oblong or ovate-lanceolate, 0.8-1 by 0.2-0.3 mm, pubescent outside; buds subglobose, 0.3-0.7 mm in diameter; pedicel 0.1-0.2 mm long; sepals 4, ovate, c. 0.5 by 0.3 mm, glandular outside, puberulent. Pistillate flowers 1(-4) per node; bracts cup-shaped, 4-9 by 5-13 mm, remotely serrate with 8-12 teeth, glabrous inside, pubescent outside, with visible venation, with translucent dots; sepals 3, ovate, 0.7-1.5 by 0.3-0.5 mm, pubescent and with glandular hairs; ovary subglobular, c. 1.5 mm in diameter, pubescent, stigmas 2-3.5 mm long.
    Acalypha indica's Fruit. Fruits 3-lobed, oblate or subglobular, 1.8-2.2 by 2-2.8 mm, pubescent and with glandular hairs

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    No information about taste, odor & occurences is available for Acalypha indica


    No information regarding Acalypha indica's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Acalypha indica's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Acalypha indica's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Execessive use may cause headache,throat dryness,nausea and sickness.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Acalypha indica. (work in progress)