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Indian nettle (Kuppaimeni) as natural hair remover

Indian nettle (Kuppaimeni) as natural hair remover

Indian nettle for hair removal

Indian nettle has the botanical name “Acalypha Indica” and is known in Tamil as Kuppaimeni. It has wonderful health and skin benefits. Indian nettle leaves are predominantly used to treat cold, all skin related diseases and for unwanted hair removal.

The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of Indian nettle leaves cure a number of diseases. It can be considered a vegetable and consumed by making different recipes like soups and dosa.

Unwanted hair is a cause for discomfort. Many try to remove unwanted hair from face, hands, legs, and armpits by using various techniques such as shaving, laser treatments, permanent waxing, electrolysis and so on. But removing hair by using these techniques may make your skin rough and increase hair growth.

Using Indian nettle for hair removal

Method 1:


  • A handful Indian nettle leaves
  • 3 grams of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Take Indian nettle leaves, grind them and make a paste.
  2. Add turmeric and honey.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Apply this mixture on your face.
  5. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  6. Rinse with cold water.

Repeat the process thrice a week for few months.


Method 2


  • 2 teaspoons nut grass powder.
  • 2 teaspoon zedoary (poolan kizhangu) powder.
  • 1 teaspoon wild turmeric (kasturi manjal)
  • 2 teaspoon Indian nettle (kuppaimeni) powder


  1. Mix all the above ingredients.
  2. Add little water and make it into a paste.
  3. Apply this paste on the required areas. Let the paste be smooth and thick.
  4. Regular application of this powder makes hair thinner and removes it without pain.
  5. Repeat the process daily to get better results. It not only removes unwanted hair, but also makes your skin glow.

Method 3


  • 1 piece of turmeric (curcumin)
  • Indian nettle leaves
  • Neem leaves
  • Rice flour


  1. Sun dry all the ingredients.
  2. Grind them and make a powder.
  3. Mix this powder with water to make a thin paste.
  4. Apply the paste on your skin overnight.
  5. Rinse with water in the morning.

Repeating the same process daily works well and it removes all unwanted hairs permanently.

Kuppaimeni paste

Method 4


  • Milk
  • Turmeric powder
  • Gram flour


  1. Mix all the ingredients and make a fine paste.
  2. Apply where unwanted hairs are present.
  3. Gently massage.
  4. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash off with warm water.

This method is more suitable for thin facial hair.

Method 5


  • 100 grams zeodary (poolan kilangu)
  • 100 grams wild turmeric (kasthuri manjal)
  • 100 grams Avaram senna (avaram poo)
  • Indian nettle (Kuppaimeni leaves) as required


  1. Sundry all the ingredients.
  2. Grind them and make it into fine powder.
  3. Take 2 teaspoons of this powder.
  4. Mix well with water into a smooth paste.
  5. Apply the paste on your face and neck.
  6. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  7. Wash off with warm water.

Repeat twice a week to removes unwanted hair slowly. This remedy also reduces further growth of body hair.

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