Ambrette Tea - Hibiscus abelmoschus L.
Ambrette Tea - Hibiscus abelmoschus L.

Ambrette Tea - Hibiscus abelmoschus L.

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This aphrodisiac herb works great for female reproductive system!

Ambrette Tea - Hibiscus abelmoschus L.

Origin: India

Used part: Seeds


Ambrette (Abelmoschus moschatus) is an aromatic medicinal shrub native to India. It is in the Malvaceae family and is related to A. esculentus, which is common okra. Ambrette seeds have traditionally been used to treat a wide variety of ailments and are also used in cosmetics and food. The roots and leaves are sometimes cultivated for medicinal or industrial purposes. The oil from the seeds is used worldwide in perfumes and to flavor food. The scented oil was often described as woody and floral, similar to musk, an animal product extracted from the sex glands of the musk deer. Reportedly, this musk substitute was often used as an aphrodisiac to release sexual inhibitions.

In folk medicine, ambrette has reportedly been used as an insecticide and for wound healing, ingestion, heart disease, intestinal disorders, itching, skin conditions, stomatitis, thirst, urinary discharge, and vomiting. Ambrette seeds, roots, and leaves have reportedly been used to cure gonorrhea.

Ambrette seeds are commonly used medicinally in India and throughout the Caribbean as a tea or tincture. Traditional medicine in India has multiple uses for ambrette, while in the Caribbean it is primarily used to treat problems related to the female reproductive system and for childbirth. Early evidence suggests that a substance in ambrette may help regulate sugar levels; however, additional study is needed in this area.

Health benefits:

Orally, ambrette is used as a stimulant, antispasmodic, for snakebites, stomach and intestinal disorders with cramps, loss of appetite, headaches, stomach cancer, hysteria, gonorrhea, and respiratory disorders. In foods, ambrette is an ingredient in vermouths, bitters, and other food products. In manufacturing is used in cosmetics such as perfumes, soaps, detergents, creams, and lotions.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Snakebites
  • Stomach and intestinal disorders with cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches
  • Stomach cancer
  • Hysteria
  • Gonorrhea
  • Respiratory disorders


  1. Combine 2 tablespoon of ambrette in a pot with 1 litter of boiling water
  2. Let it simmer over medium low heat for about 30 minutes
  3. Strain and drink

How to drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.


Ambrette is possibly safe when its extracts or seeds are used orally. Ambrette extract has achieved Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the United States when used in absolute or oil form topically. There is insufficient information about the safety of Ambrette when used in larger amounts orally. There is no information regarding the safety of ambrette on children, pregnant, and breastfeeding women; best to avoid. It is possibly unsafe to use Ambrette when lactating since the Ambrette will be present in the mother’s milk and there is no information about its effects on the infant. There is little clinical evidence about the side effects of ambrette although photosensitivity and contact dermatitis has been reported.