Abelmoschus moschatus Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
musk okra musk-mallow tropical jewel-hibiscus

Abelmoschus moschatus is an aromatic and medicinal plant native to India in the Malvaceae family.

Abelmoschus moschatus

Medical use

Economic importance of Abelmoschus moschatus

Food additives flavoring
Materials beads esential oils
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Cultivated
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India; Sri Lanka
    • North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    Cultivated
    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Native
    • Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia
  • PACIFIC
    Naturalized
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Cultivated
    • Mesoamerica: Central America
    • South America

Biological activities

11B-HSD-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
ATPase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Absorbent
Starch found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Acidulant
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Allelochemic
Quercetin found in Flower
Allergenic
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Quercetin found in Flower
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Analgesic
Quercetin found in Flower
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
AntiGTF
Quercetin found in Flower
AntiHIV
Quercetin found in Flower
AntiPMS
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Antiaflatoxin
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiaggregant
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiaging
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiallergic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antialopecic
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Antialzheimeran
Quercetin found in Flower
Antianaphylactic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Antiangiogenic
Ergosterol found in Seed
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiarthritic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiasthmatic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiatherosclerotic
Quercetin found in Flower
Anticancer
Kaempferol found in Flower
Anticariogenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Anticataract
Quercetin found in Flower
Anticolitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Anticomplementary
Quercetin found in Flower
Anticystitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antidepressant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antidermatitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antidiabetic
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antielastase
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiencephalitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiescherichic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Quercetin found in Flower
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Quercetin found in Flower
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antifibrinolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Antifibrosarcomic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiflu
Ergosterol found in Seed
Quercetin found in Flower
Antigastric
Quercetin found in Flower
Antigingivitic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antigonadotropic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antihepatotoxic
Quercetin found in Flower
Stigmasterol found in Seed
Antiherpetic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antihistaminic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antihydrophobic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antihypertensive
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiimplantation
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antiinflammatory
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Kaempferol found in Flower
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Quercetin found in Flower
Stigmasterol found in Seed
Antileishmanic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antileukotriene-D4
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Antileukotriene
Quercetin found in Flower
Antilipoperoxidant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antilymphocytic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antimalarial
Quercetin found in Flower
Antimelanomic
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Antimetastatic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antimyocarditic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antinociceptive
Quercetin found in Flower
Stigmasterol found in Seed
Antiobesity
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Stigmasterol found in Seed
Antiotitic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Campesterol found in Seed
Cholesterol found in Seed
Kaempferol found in Flower
Myristic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Quercetin found in Flower
Stigmasterol found in Seed
Antipancreatitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiperiodontal
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiperiodontic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antiperistaltic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipermeability
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiperoxidant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipharyngitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiplaque
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiplasmodial
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipodriac
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipolio
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antiproliferant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antiprostanoid
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipsoriac
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antiradicular
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antisalmonella
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Antiseptic
Furfural found in Seed
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antiserotonin
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antispasmodic
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antistaphylococcic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antistreptococcic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antithiamin
Quercetin found in Flower
Antithrombic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antitrypanosomic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antitumor-Promoter
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antitumor
Ergosterol found in Seed
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiulcer
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antivaginitic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Ergosterol found in Seed
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Stigmasterol found in Seed
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Stigmasterol found in Seed
Bacteristat
Quercetin found in Flower
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Bradycardiac
Quercetin found in Flower
COMT-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
COX-2-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Calmodulin-Antagonist
Quercetin found in Flower
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Mucilage found in Root
Myristic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Quercetin found in Flower
Stigmasterol found in Seed
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Quercetin found in Flower
Capillariprotective
Quercetin found in Flower
Carcinogenic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Cardioprotective
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Catabolic
Quercetin found in Flower
Choleretic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Copper-Chelator
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Cosmetic
Myristic-acid found in Seed
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Cytochrome-P450-1A2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Cytotoxic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Delta-9-Desaturase-Inhibitor
Sterculic-acid found in Seed
Demulcent
Mucilage found in Root
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Differentiator
Quercetin found in Flower
Diuretic
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Emollient
Starch found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Stigmasterol found in Seed
Expectorant
Acetic-acid found in Seed
FLavor
Ambrettolide found in Seed (6 ppm)
Decyl-acetate found in Seed (350 ppm)
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Furfural found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Fungicide
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Furfural found in Seed
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
HIV-RT-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Hemostat
Quercetin found in Flower
Hepatomagenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Hypercholesterolemic
Myristic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Campesterol found in Seed
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Mucilage found in Root
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Stigmasterol found in Seed
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Quercetin found in Flower
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Hypotensive
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
ICAM-1-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Inotropic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Insecticide
Furfural found in Seed
Sterculic-acid found in Seed
Insectifuge
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Insulinogenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Iodothyronine-Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Irritant
Furfural found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
JNK-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Juvabional
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Sterculic-acid found in Seed
Keratitigenic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Larvistat
Quercetin found in Flower
Laxative
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Lubricant
Myristic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
MAO-A-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
MAO-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Mast-Cell-Stabilizer
Quercetin found in Flower
Metalloproteinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Mucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Mutagenic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
NADH-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
NEP-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
NO-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
NO-Synthase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Natriuretic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Nematicide
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Neuroprotective
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Osteolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Ovulant
Stigmasterol found in Seed
P450-Inducer
Quercetin found in Flower
P450-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
PAF-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
PGE2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
PTK-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Perfumery
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Pheromonal
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Phospholipase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Plasmodicide
Quercetin found in Flower
Poultice
Starch found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Proliferant
Quercetin found in Flower
Propecic
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Protisticide
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Sedative
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Stigmasterol found in Seed
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Spermicide
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Teratologic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Trichomonicide
Farnesol found in Seed (1200 ppm)
Tumorigenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Ulcerogenic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Uterotrophic
Kaempferol found in Flower
VEGF-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Vasodilator
Fiber found in Seed (370000 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Verrucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
iNOS-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower

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Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]