Acalypha indica holds a highly valued place in traditional Siddha medicine practiced in many parts of India.
A paste made from the leaves of Acalypha indica, when applied on the affected areas is useful for relieving skin conditions like eczema, scabies, sores and wounds.
Acalypha indica contains active metabolites that are capable of protecting the tissues of the heart from damage and also cardiovascular diseases.
The leaves of Acalypha indica have laxative properties and hence a decoction of the leaves is used effectively in treating constipation.
Fresh leaves of this plant are often used as a suppository to induce motion in small children suffering from constipation.