Latin name: Gossypium herbaceum (Malvaceae), Gossypium indicum (Malvaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Karpasa
Mainly cultivated for the commercial purpose of making cloth, Indian Cotton Plant is also valued for its remedial properties.
In Indian herbal medicine, Indian Cotton Plant is referred to as a ‘female medication’. Drinking tea made from the Indian Cotton Plant root facilitates childbirth. The plant also regulates menstruation.
Some reports have claimed that extracts of the plant can be used as an aphrodisiac in male sexual disorders.
Gossypin is the main therapeutic constituent of the Indian Cotton Plant. Gossypin possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Indian Cotton Plant is useful in regulating menstruation and easing labor.
- It is also used as an aphrodisiac to treat male sexual debility.