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


Ceiba pentandra basic info
Scientific Name: Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn..
Family: Malvaceae.
Genus: Ceiba.
Common names in English: kapoktree, silk cottontree, white silk cottontree.
For common names of Ceiba pentandra in different languages - See link
Description: Ceiba pentandra is a tropical tree, native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, northern South America, and (as the variety C. pentandra var. guineensis) to tropical west Africa. Kapok is the most used common name for the tree and may also refer to the cotton-like fluff obtained from its seed pods. The tree is cultivated for the seed fibre, particularly in south-east Asia, and is also known as the Java cotton, Java kapok, silk-cotton, Samauma, or ceiba. - for more info about Ceiba pentandra See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Ceiba pentandra
*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


Ceiba pentandra in other websites
Ceiba pentandra 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 Ceiba pentandra - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Ceiba pentandra - See link.


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