The musk attar is produced using flowers of Ambrette Musk plant, which has musky smelling compounds. This musk attar is widely used in perfumery substitutes for natural musk or to alter the smell of a mixture of other musks. Musk attar is said to have benefit in joint pains, skin problems and acne.
Many complementary techniques are practiced by healthcare professionals with formal training, in accordance with the standards of national organizations. However, this is not universally the case, and adverse effects are possible. Due to limited research, in some cases only limited safety information is available.
Avoid in patients with known allergy/hypersensitivity to Abelmoschus moschatus, its constituents, or to members of the Malvaceae family.
Side Effects and Warnings
An allergic skin reaction and sensitivity to light has been reported after ambrette use.
Ambrette may also cause increased skin coloration or make individuals more sensitive to laser treatment.
Use cautiously in patients with low blood sugar levels.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Ambrette is not recommended in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of available scientific evidence.