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संस्कृत नाम- लता कस्तूरी
Botanical name -
Abelmoschus moschatus
Description - Annual, herbaceous, 60 cm to 1 m high, hispid; leaves usually palmately 5- to 7-lobed, coarsely toothed, acuminate, stipulate; flowers yellow with crimson centre, 10 cm in diameter; capsules 2.5-7.5 cm; fulvous hairy, oblong lanceolate, acute; seeds subreniform, blacking with a few raised striae.
Chemical_Constituents- Leaves contain beta-sitosterol and its glucoside, myrecetin and its glucoside. Dry fruit husk contains beta-sitosterol. Seeds contain volatile oil known as Musk seed oil or Ambrette seed oil. Oil mainly consists of a sesquiterpene alcohol consisting of farnesol, a ketone ambrettelide, a lactone of ambrettolic acid.
Uses -
Seed musk used as stimulant.

  • Abelmoschus moschatus
  • Abrus fruticulosus
  • Abrus precatorius
  • Abutilon indicum
  • Acacia arabica
  • Acacia catechu
  • Acacia farnesiana
  • Acacia suma
  • Achyranthes aspera
  • Aconitum ferox