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


Calotropis procera basic info
Scientific Name: Calotropis procera (Aiton) W. T. Aiton.
Family: Apocynaceae.
Genus: Calotropis.
Common names in English: auricula-tree, cabbagetree, camelweed, French-cotton, giant-milkweed, kapoktree, Prince-of-Wales crown, rubberbush, rubbertree, small crownflower, Sodom's-milkweed, Sodom-apple, swallowwort.
Description: Calotropis procera is a species of flowering plant native to North Africa, Tropical Africa, Western Asia, South Asia, and Indochina. The green globes are hollow but the flesh contains a toxic milky sap that is extremely bitter and turns into a gluey coating resistant to soap. Common names for the plant include apple of Sodom, Sodom apple, stabragh, kapok tree, king's crown, rubber bush, or rubber tree. - for more info about Calotropis procera See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Calotropis procera
*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 procera in other websites
Calotropis procera 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 procera - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Calotropis procera - See link.


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