Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine







Ambrette, Muskmallow, Musk okra, Tropical


Abelmoschus moschatus Medikus, Hibiscus abelmoschus L.

Diseases & Uses


Aids digestion, Antifebrile, Anti-halitosic, Antiinflammatory, Antipruritic, Antipyretic, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Bad breath, benificial effect on the digestion, Cephalagia, Cephalalgia, convulsive state, cramp, cramps, Diaphoretic, Digestive, digestive trouble, Digestive weakness, dispepsia, Dyspepsia, Eupeptic, Febrifugal, febrifuge, Febrile response, Fever, feverish condition, Fevers, Good for digestion, good for the stomach, Halitosis, have weak nerves, headache, headaches, head pains, hidrotic, improves digestion, Increases sexual desire, indigestion, Induce sweating, Inflammation, itch, Itches, itching, malodorous breath, Nervine, Nervous atony, Nervous debility, Nervous lassitude, Neurasthenia, Pick-me-up, Poor digestion, Promotes digestion, Pyretic, Pyrexia, reduce fevers, relax spasms, relieves fevers, snakebite, soothes headaches, spasm, Spasmolytic, Stimulant, stimulates digestion, stimulating, stomach atony, stomach debility, Stomachic, stomach lassitude, stomach tonic, sudorific, suffering from a nervous disorder, sweat-inducing, sweeten the breath, Warming digestive, weak nerves, weak stomach

Women's diseases

Birth, childbed, Childbirth, confinement, Delivery, Labor, Labour, Parturition, Partus


Condiment, culinary herb, Spice

Other uses

Aromatherapeutic use, deters insects, Insecticide, Insectifuge, insect repellent, repels insects

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical use in Vietnam


 acetic acid, Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol, Campherol, Cholesterol, Ergosterol, essential oil, Farnesol, fat, Fibres, Furfural, mucilage, Myristic-Acid, Oleic-Acid, Palmitic acid, proteins, Quercetin, resin, starch, Stigmasterol, Vegetable oil, water

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