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Cotton Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Gossypium Herbaceum
Hindi Name
Kapasa, Rui
Chinese Name
Cao Mian
Homeopathic Name
Gossypium Herbaceum   -   Mother Tincture

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Parts Used

Root Bark, Seed Oil, Leaves, Flowers
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Cotton is a shrub.
It may be biennial or perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 2.5 M.
Best used for Burns.


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Materia Medica for Cotton

Single Herb

Cotton for Burns

Burn Cotton. Collect the ash. Mix this ash well in Olive Oil. Apply this paste on the burnt part.

Cotton For Scanty Menses

Take the inner root bark of Cotton. Make Tincture. Take one tsp in water, daily.

Cotton for Abscess

Grind fresh leaves. Apply it on the affected part twice a day.

Cotton For Skin Diseases

Make a paste of leaves. Apply it on the affected part.

Cotton For Diarrhea

Grind the seeds. Have it with honey once a day for 7 days.

Cotton as Galactagogue

Crush the seeds. Take half teaspoon with honey.

Cotton for Acne

Make a paste of cotton flowers. Apply it twice a day.

Cotton for Ulcers

Grind the flowers. Apply paste on the affected part once a day.

Cotton for Wounds

Prepare paste of fresh flowers. Apply it on Wounds once a day.

Cotton for Rheumatism

Take seed oil. Apply it on the affected part.

Cotton ( Rui ) Seeds as an Analgesic

Grind Cotton ( Rui ) Seeds. Take half teaspoon powder with water twice a day. It is a good pain reliever.

Cotton ( Rui ) Seeds for Small Breasts

Take 2 tablespoons of Cotton ( Rui ) Seeds. Crush. Boil with 2 glasses of milk until it reduces to half glass. Drink daily for a month.

Cotton as an Anaphrodisiac

Prepare a decoction, made of Cotton Root Cortex and one cup of water. Strain and drink it.
It inhibits the production of Semen in Men.
In Female it increases the flow of Blood to Genitals thus acting as an Abortifacient.
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