• Vartika Jain
  • Surendra K. Verma
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Pharmacology and Toxicology book series (BRIEFSPHARMA)


Silk-cotton tree, at all the places of world where it is found in abundance, is an integral part of many socio-cultural religious ceremonies, rites, rituals, traditions, customs and festivals of native communities. It is an ancient tree species found in moist evergreen and deciduous forests of many continents. Almost every part of this tree is employed as medicine to treat various ailments of both humans and animals. It is in fact a tree with occult power and immense therapeutic potential. Many magico-religious beliefs associated with this tree have in fact been proved as a boon in disguise in its preservation on this planet earth.


Holi Loogaroo God tree Mu Mien Hot Qi Impotence Santeria Black magic Shalmali 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vartika Jain
    • 1
  • Surendra K. Verma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity College of Science, Mohanlal Sukhadia UniversityUdaipur, RajasthanIndia
  2. 2.Indigenous Drug Research Centre, Department of MedicineRNT Medical CollegeUdaipur, RajasthanIndia

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