Abelmoschus moschatus (L.) Medic.
Hibiscus abelmoschus L.
Mushakdana (Bengali), Kalokasturi (Bengali), Musk mallow (English), Fluma Wai (Marma)
Sylhet, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Northern districts in fallow lands and forest outskirts.
India, Philippine, China
Botanical Description 11
Abelmoschus moschatus (L.) Medic is a tall in size, annual. The stem clothed with long hairs. Leaves are lowering ovate, polymorphous, roundish-angled or acute. The upper leaves are hairy on both surf
Common Ethnobotanical Use 12
Seed are known have wide range of therapeutic activity, are stimulant, diuretic, carminative, demulcent, antispasmodic, tonic and stomachic; rubbed to paste with milk known to cure scabies. Leaves and root effective in gonorrhea and venereal disease.
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