Commercial Importance

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


Commercially, floss, wood and seed oil of Red Silk-Cotton tree are important. Timber is mainly used in matchstick production, vermin-proof floss for stuffing upholstery and life-saving appliances and seed oil is utilized as edible oil and for soap-making.


Indian kapok Timber Kapok-oil Silk-cotton Indian cotton-wood 


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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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