Almizcle, Cerf Porte-Musc, Chevrotain Porte-Musc, Chevrotain Porte-Musc de Sibérie, Deer Musk, Moschus moschiferus, Musc, Porte-Musc de Sibérie, Tonquin Musk.
Musk is a chemical from the musk gland of the male musk deer. The chemical is used to make medicine.
People take musk for stroke, coma, nerve problems, seizures (convulsions), heart pains, and sores.
In foods, musk is often used with nut, caramel, and fruit-type flavors.
In manufacturing, musk is used in fragrances and perfumes.
Don't confuse musk with musk root (Ferula sumbul).
How does it work?
Musk might decrease swelling (inflammation).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Nerve problems.
- Heart pains.
- Other conditions.
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).
The appropriate dose of musk 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 musk. 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.
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The Review of Natural Products by Facts and Comparisons. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Co., 1999.