Studies have identified: • Antimicrobial: Studies of leaf extracts isolated gallic aicd, corilagin and geranin responsible for antimicrobial activity. • Trypanocidal: Aequous extract of Acalypha hispida leaves suggest trypanocidal effect. • Anti-ulcer / Anti-tumor: Studies yielded geraniin and dehydroellagitannins which suggest diverse biological properties including anti-ulcer and anti-tumor effects, antibacterial activity against helicobacter pylori and antifungal activity. • Phytochemicals: Phytochemical studies yield phenolics, flavonoids, hydroxyanthraquinones and saponins. It also detected steroids , phlobatannins and glycosides. • Anthocyanins: Study isolated three anthocyanins from the red flowers of the chenille plant.
Data from Philippine Alternative Medicine, http://www.stuartxchange.org/Chenile.html
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