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  • Botanical Name: Hibiscus abelmoschus
  • CAS No.: 8015-62-1
  • EC No.: 282-891-8
  • FEMA No.: 2051
  • Flash Point (°C): 43.33
  • Color: Pale yellow to red liquid
  • Refractive Index: 1.4680 to 1.4850 at 20°C
  • Specific Gravity: 0.8980 to 0.9200 at 25 °C
  • Optical Rotation (°): 0° to +2°
  • Solubility: Soluble in alcohol & organic solvents, insoluble in water

It is a tropical herbaceous plant native to India and widely cultivated in China, Indonesia, and West Indies.

In India, there are about six species of ambrette. Ambrette is cultivated in India from March–April in Central India. The crop is cultivated in small pockets all over the subtropical tract in India. The main producers are India, New Guinea, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil, etc.

It is valued for its scented seed. Its common name in India is Musk Dana, Musk mallow, and Musk Seed as the odor bears some similarity to animal musk.

Ambrette seed oil is distilled from the dried seeds of Hibiscus Abelmoschus. The seed contains 0.2 to 0.6% volatile oil.

Its overall profile is sweet, rich, floral musky odor. It is very tenacious. A very small quantity can give an exalting effect.

Odor profile:
Sweet, floral, woody, and musky. The characteristic musk-like odor is due to the presence of ambrettolide.

Major Constituents:
Farnesol acetate, Farnesol acetate, Ambrettolide Decyl acetate, Dodecyl acetate, and Oxacycloheptadec-8-en-2-one

It is Antimicrobial, Analgesic. Anti-inflammatory. Mainly used in Perfumery, Tobacco flavoring, soaps, cosmetics, Pharmaceutical, Food Industries. It is used as a musk substitute in perfumery.

It relieves mental fatigue, anxiety, depression, or tensions. This oil has excellent qualities that induce positive thoughts to your mind and elevates your mood.


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