Kuppaimeni powder After a large research in the use of plants as medicine, it’s now the era for making use of the so called weeds. One such annual weed is kuppaimeni that is grown locally in all the planar. A 75cm tall plant, with ovate green leaves, uni sexual green flowers found in catkin inflorescence.
Kuppaimeni Commonly known as Indian nettle, Cat tail plant.
Botanical name: Acalypha Indica
Tamil name: Kuppaimeni, Poonamayakki
Trade name: Indian Nettle
Kuppaimeni powder treat Scabies problem
vigorous mite skin infestation ‘scabies’ is a contagious disease and which even spread to the neck, head of babies. When untreated it can cause itching of unaffected areas also cause chronic secondary infections by bacteria leading to loose of their appearance. This can be used to treat this as the phytochemical compounds such as (Alkaloids, Tannins, Saponins, Steroids and Protein) present in this can prevent the action of bacterial activities. Make the leaf extract and mix with the common salt or quicklime or lime juice and apply it on the skin rash or the nodules.
Uses Ringworm treatment
Moist environment often leads to the development of fungus. Our body serves as a host and lead to Ringworm which even spreads from toe to hand and also from person to person. Similarly, the antimicrobial activity of kuppaimeni can cure the fungal infections. Make a paste of the Kuppaimeni leaves and add a common salt to it, then apply on the itches.
The common problem found with the aging is ‘joint pain’ or “Arthritis”. Here is an alternative to the usual painkillers (ibuprofen or acetaminophen). Make a juice from the fresh Kuppaimeni leaves. Mix common salt and oil with the juice and apply it on the affected area. The anti-inflammatory properties of the leaves cure the pain of mainly rheumatoid arthritis.
Annoying problem of all the youngsters now is ‘a headache’.it may be due to various factors like stress, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, respiratory infections, strong odors or may be due to beverages. Kuppaimeni leaves juice can be applied on the spot. A bandage can also be made with the full plant and be placed on the area.
Removing unwanted facial and upper lip hair
For all those women here is a natural remedy. The kuppaimeni has the property to make the hair fell as they infiltrate into the skin and stop their growth. Take few fresh leaves and grind them to make a fine paste. Apply turmeric to it and mix them well. Apply this paste on the area to get rid of unwanted facial and upper lip hair easily. In conclusion, Use it every day at night to get rid of it completely.
However, This could be a temporary pain because of exercise or sprain or a serious pain due to staphylococcus infestation which may lead to fever, arthritis etc. which can even lead to ringworm diseases. Kuppaimeni is very effective against this, because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Make oil from the leaves and it can be applied on all the parts of muscular pain. For making oil, make a juice from the leaves and add sesame oil and turmeric powder and heat the mixture until the moisture dries away.