Indian nettle face pack

Kuppaimeni or Indian nettle benefits

Indian nettle or Kuppaimeni is a type of leafy green that is found like a weed growing pretty much everywhere. This leaf is very useful in treating various skin ailments, skin rashes and to remove unwanted hair. It can also cure acne and pimples and remove blemishes. Here is a tutorial on using Indian nettle or Kuppaimeni leaves to cure acne.

Names in other languages:

  • Scientific name – Acalypha indica
  • English – Indian nettle or Indian Copperleaf
  • Hindi – kuppi
  • Sanskrit – harita manjari
  • Malayalam – kuppameni
  • Bengali – mukta jhuri
  • Tamil – kuppaimeni
  • Kannada – kuppugida
  • Telugu – harita manjari

Indian nettle (Kuppaimeni) Face mask to clear acne

  • 10 Leaves Indian Nettle (Known as Kuppaimeni in Tamil)
  • 1 teaspoon Wild turmeric powder (Known as Kasthuri Manjal in Tamil)
  • 1 teaspoon Green gram flour
  • Water or Rose water
  1. This is an easy to do face pack with Indian nettle, wild turmeric powder and green gram flour.
  2. In a mortar, take chopped Indian nettle leaves.
  3. Add some water to make the crushing process simpler.
  4. Crush the leaves into a smooth paste with the help of a pestle. You can also use a grinding stone if you have one.
  5. You will have to make this kind of a smooth paste.
  6. Transfer the paste to a bowl or a plate to mix along with the other ingredients.
  7. Add a teaspoon of green gram flour.
  8. Add a teaspoon of wild turmeric powder. I find the fresh green smell of Indian nettle leaves a little repelling. The fragrance of wild turmeric overpowers that of Indian nettle and hence makes this pack fragrant.
  9. Mix well and add a little rose water till you have a paste like consistency.
  10. Done. You can apply this pack for 20 minutes and then wash off with water.

This is an effective but mild remedy. You can hence use this pack on a daily basis till the acne are cleared.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.