Overview

Musk is a chemical from the musk gland of the male musk deer. It is dried and used to make medicine.

People take musk for stroke, coma, nerve problems, seizures (convulsions), heart and circulation problems, tumors, and injuries.

In foods, musk is used as a flavoring.

In manufacturing, musk is used in fragrances and perfumes.

How does it work ?

Musk contains chemicals that act like the male sex hormones (androgens).

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