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The scientific name of Devil’s cotton: Abroma augusta Linn.
Synonyms: A. augulata Lam, A. wheeleri Retz, Theobroma augusta L.
Name of Devil’s cotton in different languages:-
English: Devil’s cotton
Malayalam: കരിമ്പരുത്തി-Karimparuthy, ശിവപ്പരുത്തി-Shivapparuthy
Sanskrit: Pishaacha Kaarpaasa
It is a shrub or small tree with velvety branches downy, grow up to three meters. Leaves 10-15 by 10-12 cm, simple, cordate, denticulate, base 3-7 nerved, upper smaller, narrower, glabrescent above, tomentose below; petiole 12-25mm, stipules linear, as long as the petiole, deciduous. The flowers 5cm diam., dark red, axillary and pedunculate; peduncle 3.5cm long, sepals 2.5cm, lanceolate, free nearly to the base. Petals scarcely exceeding the sepals imbricate in bud, deciduous. Capsule almost 4cm long,5-angled, 5-winged, glabrous, thrice as long as the persistent calyx. Seeds enveloped in light cottony wool, albuminous and numerous, seeds yields s fatty oil which is rich in linoleic acid.
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Useful plant parts:
Roots, leaves, seed
It lowers cholesterol level in blood, sores, uterine tonic, and abscess, regulates menstrual flow, regulates urinary troubles, bronchitis. Leaves are used for rheumatic pain, diabetics and sinusitis.
Choline, betaine, beta-sitosterol and stigmasterol, octacosanol, beta-sitosterol acetate and long chain fatty acids, linoleic acid.
Uterine tonic, ant diabetic, expectorant, uterine tonic and emmenagogue