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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Calotropis gigantea?
If you know websites containing any information about Calotropis gigantea please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Calotropis gigantea and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Calotropis gigantea.


Calotropis gigantea basic info
Scientific Name: Calotropis gigantea (L.) W. T. Aiton.
Family: Apocynaceae.
Genus: Calotropis.
Common names in English: crownflower, crownplant, giant milkwood, giant-milkweed.
Description: Calotropis gigantea (Crown flower) is native to Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, China, Pakistan, Nepal, and tropical Africa. The latex of Calotropis gigantea contains cardiac glycosides, fatty acids, and calcium oxalate. Calotropis is used as a traditional medicinal plant with unique properties. - for more info about Calotropis gigantea See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Calotropis gigantea
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Calotropis gigantea in other websites
Calotropis gigantea common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Calotropis gigantea - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Calotropis gigantea - See link.


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