Seebaluck R1, Gurib-Fakim A2, Mahomoodally F3.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Jan 15;159:137-57. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2014.10.040. Epub 2014 Oct 30.ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Acalypha is the fourth largest genus of the Euphorbiaceae family with approximately 450-570 species. Several Acalypha species are used as medicinal plants in Africa and in the Mascarene Islands. Almost every part of the plant including the leaves, stem and roots are used as traditional remedies to treat and manage a panoply of ailments. However, there is no updated compilation of traditionally important medicinal plants from the Acalypha genus. Read More