Gossypium herbaceum L. 

Family : Malvaceae

Local name : Kopah  (As.)

Shrub with hairy branches; leaves palmately lobed; lobes 3 - 7, hairy; bracteoles 6 - 8, serrate, broadly triangular; flowers yellow with purple centre, large, axillary, solitary on jointed peduncles; capsules ovoid, 3 - 5 locular (Ph. 5.21).

Distribution   : Occasionally seen under cultivation to meet household requirements.

Uses :  Roots used in menstrual irregularities, menorrhagia; bark used in leucorrhoea, leprosy; leaves used in rheumatism, gout, flowers in burn injuries


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam