Sida acuta

Family Name: 
Malvaceae
Local Name: 
Braneatuata /Tweta
Uses As Per Literature: 

A decoction of the whole plant is used as a treatment for fevers. The juice of the plant is used to treat indigestion. The plant is ground and mixed with soft grease and sugar to make a poultice that is applied to soften abscesses and release pus. A decoction of the leaves is used to bathe wounds. The leaves are applied to the head as a poultice to remedy headache.

Source: Useful Tropical Plants Database 2014

Traditional Uses: 

Leaves are used to stop blood resulting from wounds whilst roots are taken for foetal strength.

Plant Category: 
Medicinal Plants