A multipurpose plant, valued especially for its essential oil, but also providing food, medicines and a range of commodities. It is widely cultivated in tropical. Abelmoschus moschatus is a weedy, herbaceous plant that is native to India, parts of China and tropical Asia, and some Pacific islands. Abelmoschus moschatus. Malvaceae. Medik. LOCAL NAMES. Arabic (hhabb el misk,anbar bûl); Chinese (ye you ma,shan you ma,huang ku,huang kai); English .

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Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and abemloschus comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

Abelmoschus moschatus Medik., – Overview

Taproot thick and tuberous, carrot-like Daucus carota. The plant grows as a shrub in frost-free climates but is usually cut back to the ground in British winters. Stipules hairy, about 2 mm long, caducous. Sepal moechatus is velvety outside. Abelmoschus moschatus is a weedy, herbaceous plant that is native to India, parts of China and tropical Asia, and some Pacific islands.

Hu Abelmoschus cryptocarpus Walp. They are also said to be stimulant, antiseptic, cooling, tonic, carminative and aphrodisiac. The seeds are used as an insecticide[4, ]. Abelmoschus moschatus Abelmoskambretteannual hibiscusBamia MoschataGalu Gasturimuskdanamusk mallow[2] musk okra[2] ornamental okrarose mallowtropical jewel hibiscus[2] Yorka okra is an aromatic and medicinal plant in the family Malvaceae native to Asia and Australia.

Presl Hibiscus abelmoschus Abdlmoschus. We are currently updating this section. Year ISBN – Description Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Fide Borssum Waalkes This paper came to the conclusion that A. Basic information on the cultivation and use of A. First pair of true leaves clothed in erect white hairs, margin crenate.


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An essential oil is obtained from the plant and is used to flavour baked goods, ice cream, sweets and soft drinks[]. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

An emulsion made from the seeds of this plant is considered to be a breath sweetener, an insecticide and when mixed with milk, the emulsion relieves itching [9]. Describes research on the production of different commercial varieties of A.

It is hardy to zone UK 9 and is frost tender. Views Read Edit View history. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety[]. An essential oil is obtained from the plant[].

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The seeds moschaatus added to coffee; unripe pods “musk okra”leaves and new shoots are mpschatus as vegetables. Musk mallow seed oil was once frequently used as a substitute in perfumes for animal musk ; however this use is now mostly replaced by various synthetic musks due to its high cost.

Muskdana or ambrette Abelmoschus moschatus: It is used as a food flavouring and in perfumery as a musk substitute[]. Global Invasive Species Database Species profile: Presl Hibiscus collinsianus Nutt.

Presl Abelmoschus marianus C. Flowers occur singly in leaf axils. Easily grown in a rich well-drained soil in a sunny position[]. Stipules about mm long, filiformclothed in translucent hairs.

Abelmoschus moschatus – Musk Mallow

Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant. Leaves are alternate, rough, hairy and heart-shaped. An emulsion made from the seed is antispasmodic and is especially effective in the digestive system[4, ]. Young leaves and shoots – cooked in soups[, ]. It is in flower from July to September, abelmoschuz the seeds ripen from August to October. Usually grows in open forest but occasionally found in monsoon forest and vine thickets.


At the tenth leaf stage: An emulsion from the seeds is considered to be anti-spasmodic and is used externally. This Malvaceae article is a stub. The seeds are valued medicinally for their diuretic, demulcent and stomachic properties. Countries or multi-country features with distribution records for Abelmoschus moschatus.

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Presl Abelmoschus marianus C. Details of Abelmoschus moschatus in information. Some basic information on A. The oil of the wbelmoschus, with a strong musk odor, are also used in the perfume industry now largely replaced by synthetic musk oils and is used to flavor coffee. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Abelmoschus moschatus is an herbaceous trailing plant that grows to 2m in diameter with soft, hairy stems.

Another report says that extracts of the fruits and upper parts of the plant show insecticidal anelmoschus.