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Cotton milk plant
The scientific name of Cotton milk plant: Wattakaka volubilis Stapf.
Name of Cotton milk plant in different languages:-
Sanscrit: Madhumalati, Svarnalata, Swarnajeevanti, Sumangala, Hemapurna.
Malayalam: Vattakkakakodi വട്ടക്കാക്കക്കൊടി, Kodippala, Manja adapatiyan.
Plant description of Cotton milk plant
Cotton milk plant -Wattakaka volubilis Stapf is a woody vine, commonly in moist deciduous forests, plains, altitude up to 1300m. The leaves are simple, entire, rounded or ovate, 8 to 15 cm long, 5 to 8 cm broad, leathery and tapered at the apex. Flowers are greenish, in axillary umbels, about 1 cm across and fragrant. The seeds are elliptic, smooth, shining, edges sharp, and white, silky hairs, flowers occur April to September.
Useful plant parts:
Cotton milk plant’s roots and leaves are used to treat skin diseases, diabetes, cough, poison insect bites and purifying the blood.