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    Abelmoschus moschatus, Abelmosco, Abelmosk, Ambretta, Ambrette Plant, Egyptian Alcee, Gandapura, Graine d’Ambrette, Hibisco, Hibiscus abelmoschus, Kasturidana, Kasturilatika, Ketmie Musquée, Latakasthuri, Latakasturi, Lata Kasturi, Lathakasthuri...
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    AMBRETTE Overview
    AMBRETTE Side Effects
    AMBRETTE Interactions
    AMBRETTE Dosing
    AMBRETTE Overview Information

    Ambrette is a plant. The seed of the plant, typically prepared as a tea, is used to make medicine.

    Ambrette is used for stomach and intestinal disorders with cramps, loss of appetite, and stomach cancer.

    It is also used for headaches, muscle spasms, hysteria, gonorrhea, and lung problems.

    Some people use it as a stimulant. It has also been used to treat snakebites.

    In foods, ambrette is an ingredient in vermouths, bitters, and other products.

    In manufacturing, ambrette is used in perfumes, soaps, detergents, creams, and lotions. It has a musky fragrance.

    How does it work?

    There isn't enough information to know how ambrette works.

    AMBRETTE Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

    Insufficient Evidence for:

    • Spasms.
    • Snakebites.
    • Stomach cramps.
    • Poor appetite.
    • Headaches.
    • Stomach cancer.
    • Hysteria.
    • Gonorrhea.
    • Lung problems.
    • Other conditions.
    More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of ambrette for these uses.

    AMBRETTE Side Effects & Safety

    Ambrette is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts found in food. The safety of taking larger amounts by mouth is unknown.

    Ambrette is also POSSIBLY SAFE when a small amount of the dilute oil is applied directly to the skin. In some people, ambrette can cause skin irritation.

    Special Precautions & Warnings:

    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking ambrette if you are pregnant. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

    It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for nursing mothers to take ambrette by mouth or apply it to the skin. Ambrette seems to stay in mother’s milk, but the importance of this is unknown.

    Diabetes: Myricetin, a chemical in ambrette, can affect blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully, if you have diabetes and use ambrette in amounts larger than the amounts normally found in food.

    Surgery: Myricetin, a chemical in ambrette, might affect blood sugar and might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking ambrette at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

    AMBRETTE Interactions What is this?

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    AMBRETTE Dosing

    The appropriate dose of ambrette depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for ambrette. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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