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The scientific name of Cotton Plant: Gossypium herbaceum Linn. / Gossypium indicum
Name of Cotton Plant in different languages:-
English: Levant cotton
Sanskrit: Karpasa, Karpasi, Tundikeri
Malayalam: Paruthy- പരുത്തി
The cotton plant is mainly cultivated for the textile and other the commercial purpose, Indian Cotton Plant is also used in the preparation of many of Ayurveda medicines. It is a perennial plant, shrub-like herb grows up to 12 feet tall, and spreads widely at maturity. The leaves are hairy, alternating arranged, heart shaped, with pointed lobes, deep green, three to five lobed at the apex, measures up to 7 inches long. The flowers are five-petaled like hibiscus flowers, and creamy white to yellow in color. The taproot with many lateral branches, penetrating as deeply in the soil.
Useful plant parts: Root, leaves, flower, seed
Medicinal uses: Aprhodisiac, Nerve tonic, to treat amenorrhea, regulates menstruation
Chemical contents: Hemigosypol, Quercimetitrin, Gossypol, Caryophyllene, Pinene, Limonene
Cotton Plant is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like: