The medicinal use of Acalypha hispida (Cat’s Tail, Chenille Plant, Medusa’s Locks) locally known as Jiwene, Jinwinini.

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Acalypha hispida is a medicinal plant belonging to Euphorbiaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Jiwene, Jinwinini among other names. it is also commonly referred as Cat’s Tail, Chenille Plant, Medusa’s Locks.

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the leaves, twigs

The plant is used for the treatment of skin rashes, antimicrobials The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.