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Cotton Medicinal Properties

The root of the cotton plant is used fresh in decoction for urinary problems. The leaves are used in infusion against inflammation of any mucous membrane, for dysentery, diarrhea, and also inflammation of the small intestine.

               

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(Gossypium herbaceum) Cotton is an erect, shrubby, much-branched plant, which grows to about 2 meters high. The pod contains seeds covered with fine hairs that are the fiber source. The pods are harvested, and the cotton wool is processed for many purposes.

Parts Used: Roots, leaves, and seeds

Medicinal Use

  • For the treatment of urinary problems and promoting the flow of urine
  • Effective in the contraction of the uterus after child birth
  • Checks excessive bleeding during menstruation
  • In the case of inflammation of any mucous membrane, dysentery, diarrhea and also in the inflammation of the small intestine
  • For healing wounds and soothing the pain of burns

How to Use

  • The root of the cotton plant is used fresh in decoction for urinary problems.
  • The leaves are used in infusion against inflammation of any mucous membrane, for dysentery, diarrhea, and also inflammation of the small intestine.
  • The extract of the leaves is good for healing wounds.
  • The application of the crushed leaves soothe the pain of burns. The flowers are also used for the same purpose as the leaves.
  • The infusion of the seeds is recommended during painful menstrual periods.

Active Principles: Gossypol, dimeric naphthalene, tautomeric

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  1. Gift, are you for real? Never knew cotton was this useful health wise!

  2. I just surprised, why cotton medicinal properties were hidden from me.

  3. This is really informative. I didn’t know that cotton had medicinal purposes. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. First time I heard of this too. Interesting how people discover such medicinal uses of plants.

  5. Do you mean that cotton helps menstrual bleeding by sanitary pads or taking it?

  6. You are the man when it comes to educating us… with your great knowledge cheers

  7. So much surprise about cotton plant. Thank you for sharing.

  8. I am surprised it has so many uses.

  9. I like this post, great job.

  10. thanks for sharing

  11. Excellent post, gift. I must say I am surprised, I had no idea how useful the cotton plant is.

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