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Acalypha fruticosa - Haritha Manjari

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Haritha Manjari, Acalypha fruticosa

Haritha Manjari is a profusely branched shrub that can be seen growing in the dry deciduous forests of peninsular India. It has long been used in India as a medicinal herb.

Uses

Ulcers, Skin diseases, Arthritis, constipation, Anthelminthic

Parts Used

Leaves, Roots, Flowers

Chemical Composition

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada chinni, chinni gida
Hindi
Malayalam perim-munja, kuppameni
Tamil chinni, kadukkan
Telugu chinnaaku, chinni
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Haritha Manjari
English

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Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent)

Guna

Ruksha (Dry)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Pitta

Prabhava

Habit

Shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Alternate Leaves 2-5 x 1-3 cm, ovate, base truncate or subcordate, margin crenate-serrate, apex acuminate, hairy on both sides, aromatic, glandular below, glands orange; petiole to 3 cm long.

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
bisexual 2 cm long Greenish yellow Many Spikes short, axillary, solitary, androgynous, to 2 cm long. Tepals tomentose, with sessile glands outside. Stamens many; anthers sub-globose to oblong. Female flowers below, sessile; bracts reniform, margin dentate; ovary to 0.5 mm across; styles many

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Capsule Trigonous capsule {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Season to grow

Soil type

Propagation

Commonly seen growing in areas

Dry Deciduous forest, Arid forests.

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References

  1. [ http://envis.frlht.org/index.php/bot_search "Cultivation details"]
  2. [FLOWERING PLANTS OF KERALA VER 2.0, N.SASIDHARAN "BOTANIC DESCRIPTION"]

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