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Gossypol

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What other names is Gossypol known by?

Coton Velu, Cotonnier Herbacé, Cottonseed Oil Extract, Extrait d'Huile de Coton, Gosipol, Gossypium herbaceum, Gossypium hirsutum, Karpasa.

What is Gossypol?

Gossypol is a substance found in the cotton plant. It is extracted commercially from the seeds and used for medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Use as a vaginal spermicide, problems of the uterus (womb) and ovaries, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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