Silk Cotton Tree is a large sized tall, deciduous tree common in
, Andaman and West Bengal. It is also found in India, Burma and Sri Lanka. It belongs to the family Bombacaceae. The tree has a straight, buttressed trunk and widespread branches. Its gum has aphrodisiac, astringent, demulcent, malaena, and menorrhagia properties. The flower is useful as haemorrhoids. The roots possess stimulant and tonic properties.