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  • ABELMOSCHUS MOSCHATUS Medikus is a medicinal and aromatic herb, found across the Deccan and the foothills of the Himalayas. It is an erect, annual herb. Its flowers are a bright yellow.
  • It is called Kasturibenda in Telugu, Kasturidana, Muskdana in Hindi, Kadu Kasturi in Kannada, Kattukasthuri in Malayalam, Muskbendibij in Marathi Gandapuri, Kasturilatika, Latakasturikam in Sanskrit, Kattukasthuri and Varttilai Kasturi in Tamil.
  • Ambrette Seed Abelmoschus moschatus is also known as Musk Ambrette, and is derived from the seeds of the muskmallow plant. It is a relative of hibiscus sometimes known as Hibiscus abelmoschus and is indigenous to India.The genus Abelmoschus has six species distributed in the South and South East Asia and in North Australia.
  • This plant is cultivated for its seeds, which have a characteristic musk-like odor. The seeds are the source of ambrette, an aromatic oil used in perfumery. The plant grows to about 3 feet with showy yellow flowers with crimson centers. The plant is indigenous to India and is cultivated throughout the tropics.
  • Ambrette seed oil has been used in Chinese medicine for treatment of headaches, and the seeds have been used in Egypt for breath fresheners. The oil is used in high-grade perfumery. The main constituent is a sesquiterpene alcohol, fornesol. The seeds are valued medicinally for their diuretic, demulcent and stomachic properties.
  • The flowers are used for making zarda, an indigenous flavoured tobacco. The yellow portion of the petals found in plants growing in Muvattupuzha (Kerala) have flavonoids, myricetin and cannabiscitrin. The seeds are used as sachet powders as an insect-repellent.
  • In India, roots, leaves (rarely), and seeds of ambrette are considered valuable traditional medicines. The bitter, sweet, acrid, aromatic seeds are used as a tonic and are considered "cooling, aphrodisiac, opthalmic, cardiotonic, digestive, stomachic, constipating, carminative, pectoral, diuretic, stimulant, antispasmodic, deodorant, and effective against "kapha" and "vata," intestinal complaints, stomatitis; and diseases of the heart, allays thirst and checks vomiting.
  • Ambrette is cultivated as pre-kharif crop in India.The musk mallow is widely cultivated in tropical climates for its many uses.The oil for perfumery is extracted by steam distillation of crushed seeds.
  • Abelmoschus moschatus
  • Experiences and interactions
  • Muskdana
  • A tree species reference and selection guide
  • Abelmoschus moschatus - presence
  • Japanese Hibiscus
  • Muskdana - monogram
  • Useful links

Market and Price

  • Bulletin
  • The new money plants
  • Sixty years of Vietnamese Agriculture
  • Recent Trends and Information
  • Pricelist of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants


  • Plants For A Future
  • Cultivation Information 
  • Abelmoschus moschatus
  • Soil Requirements
  • Propagation
  • Ecology
  • Musk Mallow Cultivation

Extraction Process

  • Extraction and composition of Ambrette seeds
  • Distillation process
  • Federal Regulations
  • Extraction of lipid components
  • Perfume yielding plants


  • Ambrette Seed
  • Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Ambrette Seed Absolute
  • Ambrette seed oil
  • Ambrette Seed Essential Oil


ompany Profile and Projects
  • Export Shopee
  • Jk Agrigenetics
  • Carbex Exports
  • Land of the Medicine Buddha
  • Sanctioned Projects in Ist Standing Finance Committee Meeting
  • A.M Aromatics Private Limited
  • Aayurmed Biotech Limited
  • Maschmeijer Aromatics Limited
  • YIKUN (Tianjin) Refined Chemical Industry Science & Technology Development Co.,Ltd.

Suppliers and Buyers

  • List of Traders, Manufacturers & Exporters
  • Directory
  • Buyers
  • Musk Ambrette Manufacturers
  • Musk Ambrette - worldwide suppliers
  • Musk Ambrette Manufacturers


  • Little known medicinal herb
  • Actions and Uses
  • Ambrette Seed  Actions And uses
  • Ambrette - Side effects and Uses
  • Ambrette Seed


  • Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation
  • Operational Guidelines for Financial Assistance
  • Rumalaya in Osteoarthritis
  • Australian Native Hibiscus
  • Malva moschata
  • University of Guelph Research Report



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