ABELMOSCHUS MOSCHATUS Medikus is a medicinal and aromatic herb, found across the Deccan and the foothills of the Himalayas. It is an erect, annual herb. Its flowers are a bright yellow. It is called Kasturibenda in Telugu, Kasturidana, Muskdana in Hindi, Kadu Kasturi in Kannada, Kattukasthuri in Malayalam, Muskbendibij in Marathi Gandapuri, Kasturilatika, Latakasturikam in Sanskrit, Kattukasthuri and Varttilai Kasturi in Tamil. Ambrette is cultivated as pre-kharif crop in India.The musk mallow is widely cultivated in tropical climates for its many uses.The oil for perfumery is extracted by steam distillation of crushed seeds.
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