Abelmoschus moschatus also called as ambrette seed oil or muskdana is an aromatic & medicinal plant native to India. It is a pre kharif crop in India. Seeds are sweet, flowery & plant is frost hardy. It has many culinary uses. It is valued for its scented seeds. In India, roots, leaves & seeds of ambrette are considered valuable traditional medicine. The bitter, sweet, aromatic seeds are used as tonic. Tobacco is sometimes flavored with flowers.
It is extracted by steam distillation of crushed seeds.
It is pale yellow in color & aroma is musky, woody, and rich with floral undertones.
Its main components are ambrettolide, ambrettolic acid, palmitic acid & farnesol.
It blends well with all other oils especially floral & citrus.
Ambrette Seed Oil is a major ingredient in perfumery.
It is used in Aromatherapy.
It is used as bath oil as well.
It is an excellent cure for ailments like indigestion, acidity & cramps.
It elevates mood.
It is anti depressing.
It is a tonic.