Monday, 4 August 2014

Kuppaimeni Medicinal Use & Health Benefits: Home Remedy for Skin Diseases


If there is one herb that we should all get to know and use it in our daily lives for it's many health benefits and uses, it is kuppaimeni. It is called "Kuppaimeni" in Tamil because it is a plant that grows everywhere like weed, and need no maintenance at all. Kuppaimeni' s botanical name is Acalypha Indica and it is called "Indian Nettle" in English. On the first onset of rains, you will find kuppaimeni plants propping up all over the place. Since it is raining continuously here, the whole farm is filled with kuppaimeni plants. Kuppaimeni leaves has amazing health and skin benefits and is used for treating cold, all skin related diseases and even for unwanted hair removal. I think we get kuppaimeni leaves powder in the markets nowadays . Kuppaimeni is especially useful for treating skin related diseases and we make a wonderful oil with kuppaimeni leaves. This oil prevents skin diseases, treats minor infections very quickly and can be easily made at home. This oil has got coconut oil as a base and it has got turmeric powder too. Both coconut oil and turmeric are also very effective in treating skin problems. This oil can be used as a body massage oil and can be used regularly. To make the oil, take fresh kuppaimeni leaves, wash and grind it in mixer to a smooth paste. Once it is ground, strain it using a strainer. Now take equal quantity coconut oil and little bit of organic turmeric powder in a pan. Start heating it, it will start sizzling immediately. Once the sizzling sound stops and a nice aroma comes, switch off, cool and strain. Pour this oil in glass bottles and use it regularly as a massage oil. This oil can be safely used on young children's skin too. This oil can be used to treat minor skin infections, small wounds, scrapes and cuts. This oil if used as a body massage oil, will treat and prevent all type of skin diseases.




METHOD:
1. Take fresh kuppaimeni leaves and wash them well to remove the dirt. Take the fresh leaves in a mixer along with little water and grind to a smooth paste and extract the juice.


2. Take the kuppaimeni juice, virgin coconut oil and turmeric powder in a pan.


3. Start heating the mixture in medium flame. It will start sizzling.


4. Once the sizzling sound stops, switch off.


5. Let it cool and strain. Store it in a glass bottle and your homemade very effective body massage oil that prevents skin diseases is ready!


NOTES:
  • Use freshly plucked leaves for best results.
  • Use virgin or homemade coconut oil, especially if you are using it on children.
  • Use organic turmeric powder for making this oil.
  • Store the oil, once it has fully cooled down.

50 comments:


  1. Very Nice and useful recipe. This can be used for any type of skin ailments as a home remedy.

    குப்பை மேனி பற்றி மேலும் தெரிந்துகொள்ள

    http://www.ayurvedamtoday.org/2014/03/blog-post_3878.html

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  2. sir ,kuppaimeni give vomiting sensation?

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    1. The juice of the kuppaimeni leaves above a certain dosage will cause vomiting..

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  3. Can this oil be used to remove unwanted hair?

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    1. I would suggest using the fresh kuppaimeni leaf paste for unwanted hair removal than the oil....

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  4. My daughter aged 7 has facial hairs on upper lip..im applying dried kuppaimeni leaves along with korai kilangu for the past one month..should i include turmeric too with this paste..how long will it take for the facial hair to get rid off?

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    1. I would suggest including turmeric too as the combination of these ingredients is very effective. The time it takes depends on the amount of facial hair but I would suggest continuing with the application even if it takes months of regular application as this paste also prevents skin blemishes...

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  5. Dear Mam, COuld you please tell me, where can I get this leaves.

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    1. Kuppaimeni plant grows abundantly all over Tamil Nadu, once you learn to identify this plant you can easily spot it everywhere. You can also visit a nearby village if you don't find it. You can also use the dried kuppaimeni powder which is easily available in the market...

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  6. I AM ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIS IN THE WILD AND AM SURE TO GET IT FOR USE AS RECOMMENDED FOT PSORIASIS IS ANTI INFECTION OIL PREP

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  7. Can the leaves be cooked and eaten like greens? is it beneficial to health??

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    1. Hi Aruni, We never use kuppaimeni for eating so I don't know how beneficial it is. But I have read that kuppaimeni leaves are cooked and consumed in Africa...

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  8. Can this be appliedfor rashes and face? Atopic dermaitis of child?

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    1. Yes you can use this kuppaimeni oil for treating rashes for a child...

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  9. Goodmorning madam. I have lots of facial hair...could you please suggest me a homeremedy to get rid of this facial hair. I have tried lots of things...kuppaimeni leaves with turmeric,rawpapaya with turmeric,all methods from google tried..but result nothing. lots of home remedies tried...but facial hair is not getting rid. now im doing threading to get rid of facial hair. please advise how to get rid of this facial hair with homemade products.

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    1. Good Morning, As far as I know, there are 2 ways to get rid of facial hair, one is alum powder + rose water mixture and the other is nagarmotha + turmeric paste recipe from the blog. Both these methods work but it takes daily application for months together to see results and the results vary depending the coarseness of the facial hair...

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    2. What are alum powder and nagarmotha? where can we find them? doesn't Kuppaimeni and turmeric work for facial hair?

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    3. Alum is called padaikaram in Tamil, the white block that is used by men after shaving. Nagarmotha is called korai kilangu and you can find it in herb shops or you can order it online too. Kuppaimeni and turmeric will work well for removing facial hair...

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  10. Hello!
    Thanks a lot for this article! But i wondered about how i can get kuppaimeni leaves or powder in France.
    Thanks!

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    1. You can try ordering kuppaimeni powder from here: amazon.in

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  11. Need your suggestion. i have lots of facial hair and i have tried with all homemade items to remove facial hair. i have tried with kuppaimeni with turmeric too, but no result. tried everything from google search(with bengalgramflour, with rawpapaya and so on....but no changes in facial hair. now im doing facial threading to get rid of facial hair. could u please suggests, is their any home remedy to remove facial hair.

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  12. can we eat kuppameni leaves by cooking like greens?

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    1. We never use kuppaimeni for eating so I don't know how beneficial it is. But I have read that kuppaimeni leaves are cooked and consumed in Africa...

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    2. We never use kuppaimeni for eating so I don't know how beneficial it is. But I have read that kuppaimeni leaves are cooked and consumed in Africa...

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  13. Hi Madam,
    my son is 5 yeras old.he has high allegery cold.i am giving kuppameni powderone pinch daily.his running nose get stoped immedialy .i giving this for past 1 month .i want know that shall i can give kuppameni daily and what are the side efect of giving kupameni,i wil be waiting for your reply.thank you

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    1. Kuppaimeni is very good for treating cold. We have never used kuppaimeni for long duration's of time but kuppaimeni has low toxicity and since you are giving only a pinch it will do no harm. But gradually reduce the usage once he gets better...

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  14. It's good for bleeding piles,I have bleeding piles and I've tried it.It's amazing.Take a bunch of kuppaimeni leaves wash thoroughly,dry it the sun till it turns brown,soak it in a glass of water overnight and drink the water in the morning.It's very effective for piles.

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  15. Hi mam I am Anand. I am suffering from dandruff and occasionally I see a gel like (murungai pisin) coming out from scalp.I have consulted many doctors also for this. But they ask me to use some shampoos but till now I didn't get rid of this problem and feeling very itchy too. Because of this problems I have lost 40% of hair in my head. If u got any suggestions please also reply to my mail anandsinghmk@rediffmail.com

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  16. Mam i am anand,
    I am staying in chennai for more than 10 years. Please reply me if you got good result for my previous problems.
    Thanking you,
    Anand

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  17. Hi mam I am Anand. I am suffering from dandruff and occasionally I see a gel like (murungai pisin) coming out from scalp.I have consulted many doctors also for this. But they ask me to use some shampoos but till now I didn't get rid of this problem and feeling very itchy too. Because of this problems I have lost 40% of hair in my head. If u got any suggestions please also reply to my mail anandsinghmk@rediffmail.com

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    1. I would suggest using the fenugreek hair mask from the blog, it is very very effective in treating dandruff, itchiness and mild scalp infections also...

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  18. Hi Mama,
    I recently developed itching sensations and rashesh turning into hives(thadithal).It s very irritating.How can I use kuppaimeni else any other natural remedy to suppress this. Please tell me.I am 26 year old male.

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    1. I would suggest applying a mixture of kuppaimeni, neem leaves and turmeric paste, it will give good relief...

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  19. My friend has scalp psoriasis.. Suggest me some natural remedies....

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    1. Apply neem leaf paste mixed with kuppaimeni leaves for scalp psoriasis...

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  20. Hi... i am having severe hair loss currently.. can i use kuppameni for hair growth?

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    1. I have never used kuppaimeni for my hair, I would suggest making any one of the hair oils from the blog and use it regularly (all these homemade hair oils will stop hair loss and condition the hair well). I would also suggest using a hair pack like fenugreek hair mask from the blog weekly twice, give it a try and if you have any doubts write back...

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  21. How can I use kuppaimeni powder for psoriasis treatment

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    1. Make a paste of kuppaimeni, turmeric and neem leaves and apply for psoriasis...

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  22. Hi maam, can I use kuppaimeni for treating eczema?

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  23. How long can the oil be kept in normal room temperature?

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    1. This kuppaimeni oil will store well for about 2 to 3 months in room temperature...

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  24. How to burn fat in belly and thighs, since I am doing a lot of walking resultant I am getting knee pain. Moreover how to tighten loose skin, I am unable to go to gym because of knee pain. Currently taking treatment for eczema. Please suggest

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    1. We can't spot reduce fat in any area, only have to reduce the overall fat percentage. Try simple strengthening exercises at home, even yoga will greatly help and alternate walking with yoga. I will also post all the herbs that help boost metabolism in the blog sooner....

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  25. Kuppaimeni with turmierc powder cna be applied on wound and it heals fast and act as antiseptic..
    In my childhood, i have been given kuppaimeni juice as nasal drop as I have severe cold / cough and trouble to breath..it cured but it was very painful.. I used to give my Kids juice of Kuppaimeni mixed with ayuervedic cough syrups.. it cure cold and cough in natural way in enhanced manner ..

    Ramesh K

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    1. Hi Sir, Thanks a lot for taking your time to share the remedies...

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  26. is this leaves possible to remove hard growing hairs from like underarms,etc..

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