Abelmoschus moschatus Medik.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 110

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Abelmoschus moschatus Medik.
status

 

Abelmoschus moschatus Medik. 

Names.

Myanmar: balu-wah, kon-kado, taw-wah. English: musk mallow.

Range.

Tropical Asia. In Myanmar, found in Magway, Mandalay, Shan, and Yangon.

Uses.

Leaf and Root: Use for poultice. Flower and Fruit: Said to be a remedy for spermatorrhea. Seed: Said to have stomachic, tonic, diuretic, antihysteric, stimulant, and antispasmodic properties. Root: Pulverized and used to poultice boils and swellings.

Notes.

In India the seed is used as a stimulant, antispasmodic, stomachic, tonic, carminative, and aphrodisiac ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of the species in China, the Malay Peninsula, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Abelmoschus