Malvaceae – Malvaceae.
Pharmacy name: cotton root bark – Gossypii cortex radicis (formerly: Cortex Gossypii radicis).
Botanical description. Shrub with yellow flowers. Many varieties are cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries (mainly for the purpose of producing cotton).
Active ingredient: resinous substance of red and yellow colors (gossypol).
Application. Especially often used in homeopathy to reduce negative effects in women during menopause and irregular menstruation. Gale-new products are prepared from the bark of the cotton root, acting like medicines from ergot.