Acalypha wilkesiana Muell . Arg.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 65-66

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Acalypha wilkesiana Muell . Arg.
status

 

Acalypha wilkesiana Muell. Arg. 

Names.

Myanmar: saydan-kya. English: copperleaf, Jacob’s coat, firedragon.

Range.

Pacific Islands, the exact origin is unknown. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

The species has medicinal uses in Myanmar, but Nordal (1963) does not list them.

Notes.

The species has medicinal uses for ache, swelling, as a testicle altschul, and as a bacterioside (chemical found in plant shown to be effective for this purpose) ( Duke 2009).

Gallic acid, corilagin, and geraniin were isolated from an ethnol extract of the leaves of this species. These compounds were found to be responsible for the observed antimicorbioal activity ( Adesina et al. 2000).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Acalypha