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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Acalypha hispida?
If you know websites containing any information about Acalypha hispida please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Acalypha hispida and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Acalypha hispida.

 

Acalypha hispida basic info
Scientific Name: Acalypha hispida Burm. f..
Family: Euphorbiaceae.
Genus: Acalypha.
Common names in English: Philippine-medusa, red-cattail, red-hot-cattail.
Description: Acalypha hispida, the Chenille plant, is a flowering shrub which belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae, This plant is also known as the Philippines Medusa, red hot cat's tail and fox tail in English, pokok ekor kucing in Malay, Rabo de Gato in Portuguese, Tai tượng đuôi chồn in Vietnamese and shibjhul in Bengali. Acalypha hispida is cultivated as a house plant because of its attractiveness and brilliantly colored, furry flowers. - for more info about Acalypha hispida See link

 

Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Acalypha hispida
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link

 

Acalypha hispida in other websites
Acalypha hispida common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Acalypha hispida - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Acalypha hispida - See link.

 

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