Abelmoschus Moschatus

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 : Overview 

 Other Names


- Abelmosco;

- Abelmosk;

- Ambretta;

- Ambrette Plant;

- Egyptian Alcee;

- Gandapura;

- Graine D'Ambrette;

- Hibisco;

- Hibiscus Abelmoschus;

- Kasturidana;

- Kasturilatika;

- Kasturi Bhendi;

- Ketmie Musquée;

- Latakasthuri;

- Latakasturi;

- Lata Kasturi;

- Lathakasthuri;

- Mushkdana;

- Muskadana;

- Muskmallow;

- Musk-Mallow;

- Musk Seed;

- Okra;

- Target-Leaved Hibiscus;

- Tindisha.


 Overview Information

Ambrette is a plant. The seed of the plant, typically prepared as a tea, is used to make medicine. Oil from the Ambrette seed has a musky aroma.

Orally, Ambrette is used for stomach and intestinal disorders such as constipation, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach (dyspepsia), stomachcramps, loss of appetite, and stomach cancer.

It is also used orally for snakebites, headaches, depression, muscle spasms, arthritis, urinary incontinence, anxiety, sexual problems, gonorrhea, fluid retention, heart failure, and lung problems.

In foods, Ambrette is an ingredient in vermouths, bitters, and other products.

In manufacturing, Ambrette is used in perfumes, colognes, soaps, detergents, creams, and lotions. It has a musky fragrance.


 How Does It Work?

Some laboratory research shows that certain Ambrette seed and leaf extracts have antioxidant, anticancer, and antibacterial properties.

 : Uses & Effectiveness 

 Insufficient Evidence for:


© Anxiety



© Arthritis



© Constipation



© Depression



© Fluid Retention



© Gonorrhea



© Headaches



© Heart Failure



© Loss of Appetite



© Lung Problems



© Muscle Spasms



© Nausea



© Sexual Problems



© Snakebites



© Stomach Cancer



© Stomach Cramps



© Upset Stomach (Dyspepsia)



© Urinary Incontinence



© Vomiting



© Other Conditions


More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Ambrette for these uses.

 : Side Effects & Safety 

Ambrette is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts found in food. The safety of taking larger amounts by mouth or applying Ambrette to the skin is unknown. In some people, Ambrette can cause skin irritation.

 Special Precautions & Warnings:


© Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding

There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Ambrette if you are pregnant. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for nursing mothers to take Ambrette by mouth or apply it to the skin. Ambrette seems to stay in mother's milk, but the importance of this is unknown.


© Diabetes

Myricetin, a chemical in Ambrette, can affect blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully, if you have diabetes and use Ambrette in amounts larger than the amounts normally found in food.


© Surgery

Myricetin, a chemical in Ambrette, might affect blood sugar and might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking Ambrette at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.



We currently have no information for Ambrette Interactions.



The appropriate dose of Ambrette depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Ambrette. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using

(“Ambrette”; WebMD).

 : Synonyms 


 : Useful Plant Parts and How to Use  


 : Uses  


 : How to Use  


 : Prohibition  


 : Side Effect 


 : Drug Interaction 


 : Habitat and Distribution 


 : Chemical Constituents 


 : Preservation/Storage 


 :  Other Descriptions 


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 :  Abbreviation 


 :  References 

1 - Giagani herbal research group

Giagani ،  Herbal Research Group

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