July 27, 2016


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What other names is Ambrette known by?

Abelmoschus moschatus, Abelmosco, Abelmosk, Ambretta, Ambrette Plant, Egyptian Alcee, Gandapura, Graine d'Ambrette, Hibisco, Hibiscus abelmoschus, Kasturidana, Kasturilatika, Ketmie Musquée, Latakasthuri, Latakasturi, Lata Kasturi, Lathakasthuri, Muskadana, Muskmallow, Musk-Mallow, Musk Seed, Okra, Target-Leaved Hibiscus, Tindisha.

What is Ambrette?

Ambrette is a plant. The seed of the plant, typically prepared as a tea, is used to make medicine.

Ambrette is used for stomach and intestinal disorders with cramps, loss of appetite, and stomach cancer.

It is also used for headaches, muscle spasms, hysteria, gonorrhea, and lung problems.

Some people use it as a stimulant. It has also been used to treat snakebites.

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

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

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Spasms.
  • Snakebites.
  • Stomach cramps.
  • Poor appetite.
  • Headaches.
  • Stomach cancer.
  • Hysteria.
  • Gonorrhea.
  • Lung problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of ambrette for these uses.

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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