the benefit of Ekor Kucing(Acalypha hispida Burm. f)

Medical plant ekor kucing is a native plant of the West Indies. Generally, planted as an ornamental plant in the yard or in the park. Shrub, growing upright, height 1-3 m. Stem round, branching simpodial, surface rough, greenish brown. Single leaf, long-stemmed, alternative locations. Leaves oval or rectangular shape, pointed tip, base obtuse, serrated edges, bone pinnate, 12-20 cm, 6-16 cm wide, light green.single flowers on the tree. Female flowers in the wreath-shaped granules gathered out of the armpit leaves, long round shape hanging down, 1 to 1.5 cm, 20-50 cm, red. Fruit round, small, hairy, dark green. Seed round, small, dirty white.

part used from this medical plant is the flowers and leaves. Flowers are used for the treatment INDICATIONS:
-such as dysentery,
-vomiting blood,
-worms, burns,
-ulcers (ulcers) in the legs.
The leaves are used for treatment: white patches on the skin due to loss of pigment (vitiligo), dysentery, coughing up blood (hemoptysis), bleeding wounds, and ulcers. HOW TO USE For drugs taken, boiled 10-30 g of flowers, and drink boiled water. For external use of the medical plant only, chopped leaves or flowers to taste until smooth, then paste it into the sore spot.