Euphorbiaceae - syn. Cupamensis indica Rafin., Ricinocarpus indica O.Kuntze, Indian Acalypha, Indian nettle

The dried plant is internally used as a substitute for ipecac and senega, acting emetic and laxative. Also used as a expectorant and diaphoretic to treat bronchitis. Constituents: tannin, resin, the alkaloid acalyphine, volatile oil, quebrachitol, a cyanogenic glycoside. Side effects. The plant is toxic. Contact with it may cause dermatitis. [CRC]

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