Scientific Name(s): Abelmoschus moschatus L. (Medic.)
Common Name(s): Ambrette, Musk ambrette, Musk okra, Muskdana, Muskmallow
Ambrette has been used as a stimulant and as treatment for a variety of ills, from stomach cancer to hysteria. It is commonly used to scent cosmetics and to flavor foods and drinks. Traditionally, it has been used for treating headaches, cramps, muscular aches and pains, nervous system disorders including depression, and bacterial pathologies.