Latin Name

Gossypium herbaceum

English Name

Cotton plant

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Root bark, Flowers, Seeds
(मूलत्वक् पुष्प, बीज)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Vata and pitta

Properties and Uses

Its root causes contraction of uterine muscles; when given in medicinal dosage have stimulating effect on uterus and ovary hence used in menstrual disorders. When given in post-partum phase it helps in contraction of uterus. Seeds have mild laxative action. Seeds also act as galactogogue hence given in lactating period. Seeds and leaves have diuretic properties.

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