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Title: Considering white gold, cotton, for its fiber, seed oil, traditional and modern health benefits
Authors: Shahrajabian, Mohamad Hesam
Sun, Wenli
Cheng, Qi
Keywords: Cotton
Health benefits
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Iranian medicine
Issue Date: 22-May-2020
Publisher: Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi
Citation: Shahrajabian, M. H. vd. (2020). ''Considering white gold, cotton, for its fiber, seed oil, traditional and modern health benefits''. Journal of Biological and Environmental Sciences, 14(40), 25-39.
Abstract: Cotton (Gossypium L.) has been a fundamental natural resource since the origin of various civilizations and still remains as one of the most major plant species for humans. Cotton has a diversity of applications, principally medicinal and many other usages such as pigments, derivatives for cattle feed, different uses of the oil extracts and etc. Cottonseed oil has a ration of 2:1 of polyynsaturated to saturated fatty acids and generally consists of 65-70% unsaturated fatty acids including 18-24% monounsaturated (oleic) and 42- 52% polyunsaturated (linoleic), and 26-35% saturated (palmitic and stearic). The most important health benefits of cotton is treat respiratory diseases, treat skin problems, treat wounds, beneficial for breastfeeding mothers, a good cure for rat bite, an appropriate cure for scorpion bite, for joint and eye pains, for swollen legs, for removing bacteria in teeth, and alternative medicine for various diseases such as cancer, HIV and etc. Cotton seed oil mostly extracted from Gossypium hirsutum and Gossypium herbaceum, that are also grown for cotton fiber and animal feed. Gossypol is one of the most effective ingredients, both in traditional pharmaceutical practices and alternative modern medicinal preparations. It is a toxic polyphenolic bisesquiterpene which may have antifertility and antiviral properties. The obtained findings suggest potential of cotton as a natural resource in pharmaceutical industries.
ISSN: 1307-9530
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