Musk Mallow (Abelmoschus moschatus)
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An essential oil is obtained from the plant. It is used as a food flavouring and in perfumery as a musk substitute. However, it has been known to cause photosensitivity so this use has been largely discontinued.
An oil obtained from the seed contains 18.9% linoleic acid. The oil is f high econmic value. Total yields of oil are not given[K].
The seeds are used as an insecticide[4, 238]. Another report says that extracts of the fruits and upper parts of the plant show insecticidal activity.
A fibre is obtained from the stem bark. It is used to make ropes.
A mucilage obtained from the roots is used as a size for paper.
Cultivation & Habitat
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