Musk seeds (whole) - Abelmoschus moschatus from India. These seeds have a wonderful sweet, flowery, heavy fragrance quite similar to that of musk. They are also known as Ambrette seeds or Rose mallow seeds.
Since musk deer are an endangered species we encourage you to avoid procuring true musk or musk oil and try using these seeds instead. They add a wonderful musk-like aroma to any incense mixture.
Synonyms: ambrette seeds, rose mallow seeds, hibiscus seeds, hibiscus abelmoschus
Origin: Tropical Asia
Parts Used: seeds
Aroma Description: rich, sweet, slightly floral, heavy, musk-like, brandy-like, tobacco-like
Emotional Attributes: sensuous, love, cleansing/purifying, relaxing, sleep
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy
Culinary Uses: leaves, new shoots and unripe pods (musk okra) are eaten as vegetables. Seeds flavor coffee, liqueurs, breads and spice mixes.
Medicinal Attributes: stimulant herb with insecticide properties. Relaxes spasms, treats digestive disorders, cramps, poor circulation, aching joints, and its oil is used in aromatherapy for anxiety and depression.
Element Association: Water
Magical Associations: Dreams
Astrological Association: Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces
Planetary Association: Moon, Venus, Mars
Aromatic Note: Base note
Essential Oil: Yes, both an essential oil and absolute are made. Store in 50% alcohol solution in cool temperatures to prevent rancid notes developing from the fatty oils and acids in the oil.
Mixes Well: aloeswood, sandalwood, rose, tolu balsam, benzoin, calamus, cassia, cinnamon, clove, frankincense, galangal, galbanum, ginger, labdanum, lavender, myrrh, patchouli, saffron, spikenard, star anise, storax, vetiver, valerian root, etc.
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1 ounce (28 grams) $ 4.25
4 ounces (112 grams) $ 15.95
1/2 pound (224 grams) $ 29.95
1 pound (448 grams) $ 55.00