Abelmoschus moschatus

Vermulen Synoptic Ref

Abelmoschus moschatus. Syn.: Hibiscus abelmoschus. Musk mallow. Ambrette. Musk okra.
Family Malvaceae. Order Malvales.
Musk mallow is a herbaceous annual or biennial, erect or trailing, to 1.5 m high, with rough, hairy, lobed leaves and large yellow flowers with a darker or purplish centre that bloom for one day only. It grows in shrub land, wetlands and riparian zones in India, China and tropical Asia. The plant has been introduced in Central and South America. Australia and elsewhere.

The plant is the source of ambrette seed oil used in luxury perfumery, cosmetic products and as an additive in the preparation of various kinds ofchewing tobacco, baked products, sweets, alcohols such as vermouth and bitters, and some non-alcoholic drinks. Arabs sometimes flavour their coffee with the seed. The seeds are burned as incense and used in making incense sticks called agarbattis. Ambrette oil possesses an odour similar to that of animal musk.
The main constituents of the seeds are fatty oils consisting of linoleic acid and oleic acid, an essential oil composed of farnesol and farnesyl esters, and flavonols, particularly myricetin. It is to the actions of myricetin that the reported blood-sugar lowering ability of the plant is attributed.

In the Philippines a decoction of the roots and leaves is taken as an emollient remedy for gonorrhoea and rheumatism, while in Burma and the Philippines the seed is said to have stomachic, tonic, diuretic, antihysteric, stimulating and antispasmodic properties. The seeds placed between clothes keep away insects.

Ambrette is a close relative to okra, a popular horticultural crop.
Related remedies in the family Malvaceae include Abroma augusta. Althaea officinalis, Chocolate. Durio zibethinus, Gossypium, Hibiscus, Kola, Malva, Sida and Tilia.

Proving by L.G. de Legarreta [Mexico] in ca. 1960. Clinical observations from Mangialavori [Italy].
Urinary. Female organs. CNS.

M Fear of poisonous animals of all kinds, avoids places where he would find flies and gnats, afraid he may die if stung by them. Fear of night and darkness for it is then, he thinks, that snakes, scorpions and spiders may strike. He shuts all doors and windows so that these creatures may not enter the room and anxiously awaits daylight.

M Delusions: Grasshoppers, rats creeping under one's clothing.
M Fears: Bats. bees, jumping insects, locusts, snakes, spiders, wasps, worms.
G Craving for cold food and drinks.
G Aversion to meat.
G Increased appetite before menses.
S Head heavy and as if constricted by a band.
S Piercing pain in eyes, as from nails.
L Hair loss in relation to irregular menses.
L Increased sense of smell during pregnancy
L Diminished sense of hearing when descending stairs.
L Salivation < after eating, during pregnancy.
L Nausea during early months of pregnancy.
L Bladder inflammation in newly married women.
L Long-lasting swelling and itching after insect stings.

Mind Anguish, & palpitation. Anxiety at night, & palpitation. Delusions: Animals: going to be attacked: insects: snakes in and around her. Fears: Apoplexy: flies: insects: scorpions: snakes: spiders: venomous animals at night. Indifference to surroundings.
Head Pain pressing, as in a vise
Eye Detachment retina.
Vision Scotoma. Spots.
Face Trembling lips, jaws.
Mouth Salivation. & sensation of dryness of mouth.
Limbs Oedematous swelling upper limbs, hands, legs.

Desire Cold drinks. Cold food

  • Fear of attack by venomous animals
  • Animals all around, large and small
  • Premenstrual aggravation
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Honeymoon cystitis

Shankaran Plants

Malvales* typhoid miasm
Anxiety: night: agg.: children, in. (Complete)
Delusions, imaginations: animals, of: snakes: in and around her. (Complete)
Delusions, imaginations: assaulted, is going to be. (Complete)
Fear: general: animals, of: insects, of. (Complete)
Fear: general: animals, of: scorpions, of. (Complete)
Fear: general: animals, of: snakes, of. (Complete)
Fear: general: animals, of: spiders, of. (Complete)
Fear: general: animals, of: venomous, of, at night. (Complete)

Generalities: Inflammation: lymphatic tissue, lymphangitis. (Complete)
Generalities: Inflammation; nerves, neuritis. (Complete)
Neuritis and the lymphangitis are the sub-acute type of the inflammation. From the above symptoms of the mind and the body we can infer that the miasm could be sub-acute, that is Typhoid.
The proposed feeling of Abelmoschus could be: demands to be attached.

Sensation keywords:
1] Attach, attached, attachmentjoin, bind, bond, bound, connect, connection, link, put together, tie, tied, union, unite, emotionally involved .fond of, link up with, merge with.
2] Detached, unattached, separated, separate, indifferent, estranged, apart, disconnected, unconnected, disjointed, severed, apathetic, unsympathetic, unmoved, unconcerned, uninterested, take apart, uncaring.

Active reaction keywords:
Communicative, affectionate, company desires, out going, talkative, loving, caring, warm, friendly, kind, and companionship.
Compensation keywords:
Independent, self-confident., on your own, self-confident, confidence, self-sufficient, self-supporting, and self-reliant.

Attached and then detached Joined and then separated Together and then separated.
Passive Reaction:
Indifferent everything to Aversion husband to.
Active reaction:
Dream of falling in love Company desire for.
Independent Self-confident.