Acalypha indica induced haemolysis in G6PD deficiency.

  title={Acalypha indica induced haemolysis in G6PD deficiency.},
  author={Sanath P. Lamabadusuriya and U. K. Jayantha},
  journal={The Ceylon medical journal},
  volume={39 1},
Four patients who developed acute intravascular haemolysis after ingestion of a broth containing Acalypha indica (Sinhala: Kuppameniya) are reported. All four patients were found to have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. It is a common belief that ayurvedic medicines are free of side effects. Our report confirms again the fallacy of this belief.