Gossypium hirsutum L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 111-112

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Gossypium hirsutum L.
status

 

Gossypium hirsutum L. 

Names.

Myanmar: wah.English: American upland cotton, cotton tree.

Range.

Origin in Central America, Mexico and Greater Antilles

Uses.

Same as Gossypium barbadense  .

Notes.

Medicinal uses of " Gossypium  spp." in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985). Details of the active chemical compounds, effects, herbal usage, and pharmaco- logical literature of the species G. herbaceum  are given in Fleming (2000). Indigenous medicinal uses of the species in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) are described by Dagar and Singh (1999).

The toxic properties, symptoms, treatment and beneficial uses of Gossypium hirsutum  , parts of which are poisonous, are discussed by Nellis (1997). Details of the active chemical compounds, effects, herbal usage and pharmacological literature of this plant are given in Fleming (2000). Worldwide medicinal usage, chemical composition and toxicity of this species are discussed by Duke (1986).

Reference.

Agricultural Corporation (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Gossypium